Plantar Plate Dysfunction

by Admin on April 25, 2012

Plantar plate dysfunction is a common problem of the forefoot that affects the joint capsule around one or more of the metatarsophalangeal joints. The plantar plate is a thickening of the joint capsule on the plantar aspect of the joint capsule. What happens in a plantar plate dysfunction is that the plantar plate becomes inflamed and may develop a partial tear. The treatment is to restrict dorsiflexion of the joint using strapping and a metatarsal dome. In the more advanced cases, surgical repair may be needed.

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