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Reverse Morton's Extension

Posted by Tony N. on 5/05/03 at 00:28 (117818)

What does a Reverse Morton's Extension look like? It is for a foot orthotic used to treat second MPJ capsulitis.

Re: Reverse Morton's Extension

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/05/03 at 16:48 (117845)

Tony:
A reverse Morton's extension is a pad placed beneath the 2nd through 5th metatarsal heads on the forefoot extension of the orthotic. It is used to help bring down the first metatarsal head. Reasons for bringing down the first metatarsal head include hallux rigidus (limitus) and distal PF.
Ed