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Kirsten Buchanan



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First metatarsolphalangeal (MTP) total joint implants are uncommon; however, hemi implants have increased in popularity. The. HemiCAP® (Franklin, MA) implant resurfaces the metatarsal head while leaving the distal phalanx intact. While early results of the HemiCAP(®) implant surgery have been promising, physical therapy outcome measures such as the LEFS have not been extensively studied in this population. The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) is a sensitive and reliable outcome measure that has commonly been used in patients with hip and knee dysfunction. While the LEFS has been used for a broad spectrum of lower-extremity pathologies, there is a paucity of research that investigates the use of LEFS in patients who have had a first MTP joint implant. The purpose of this case report was to investigate the use of LEFS in a patient with first MTP HemiCAP® joint implant.

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Use Of The Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) In A Patient After A First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Implant:  A Case Report



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