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hal·lux

 (hăl′əks)
n. pl. hal·lu·ces (hăl′yə-sēz′, hăl′ə-)
1. The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
2. A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.

[Medieval Latin hallux, blend of Latin allus, hallus, thumb, and Latin hallex, big toe.]

hallux

(ˈhæləks)
n
(Anatomy) the first digit on the hind foot of a mammal, bird, reptile, or amphibian; the big toe of man
[C19: New Latin, from Late Latin allex big toe]

hal•lux

(ˈhæl əks)

n., pl. hal•lu•ces (ˈhæl yəˌsiz)
the first or innermost digit of the foot of humans and of the hind foot of other vertebrates; big toe.
[1825–35; < Late Latin (h)allux, for Latin hallus, by association with pollex thumb]
hal′lu•cal (-yə kəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallux - the first largest innermost toehallux - the first largest innermost toe  
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
Translations

hal·lux

n. L. dedo gordo del pie;
___ valgus___ valgus, desviación del dedo gordo hacia los otros dedos;
___ varus___ varus, separación del dedo gordo de los demás dedos;
___ rigidusrigidez en el dedo gordo.
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Hylton Menz of La Trobe University in Melbourne, and colleagues at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, examined the prevalence of and factors associated with hallux valgus, and assessed the severity of deformity on general and foot-specific HRQOL in a UK older adult population.
1) This risk is increased in amputations involving the second toe and may result in a hallux valgus deformity.
According to the society, wearing shoes that squeeze the forefoot, crowding the toes together, can exacerbate the underlying condition, causing pain and deformity of the joint (known as Hallux Vagus).
Shoes themselves are not the sole cause of bunions, but wearing shoes that squeeze the foot, crowding the toes together, can exacerbate the underlying condition, causing pain and deformity of the joint, which is known as Hallux Vagus.
The first metatarsal was transitorily stabilised with two Kirschner wires from hallux to the first metatarsal (Figure 6).
They also found evidence supporting orthotic use to treat foot pain associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and hallux valgus.
An article on decision-making in the treatment of hallux valgus (HV) meticulously describes the component aspects of this 1st metatarsal, painful foot condition and leads to the authors' assertion that identification and correction of the pathologic elements of HV, supported by patient education, is the key strategic management approach.
The pains in her toes were caused by a hereditary problem, hallux valnus, in which the big toe becomes lopsided.
De acuerdo con el doctor Luis Manuel Mora, medico cirujano especialista en traumatologia y ortopedia, egresado de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, la principal causa de consulta con los medicos ortopedistas esta el hallux valgus (juanete) caracterizado por la deformidad en la articulacion entre el pie y el dedo gordo, la cual se debe a una mala alineacion de los huesos.
We were impressed with the frequency with which the characteristic features of Babinski's reflex, namely, dorsiflexion of the hallux and fanning of the toes, is elicited simply by removing the bedsheets covering a patient's feet or by removing a patient's socks.
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BACKGROUND Approximately 33% of adults have some degree of hallux valgus deformity (bunion of the great toe).