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Loss of the normal function of the mediotarsal joint is, I believe, the most frequent cause of foot complaints. This loss of function is due in great part to the use of footwear which obstructs the normal range of motions at the mediotarsal joint.
Restoration of full use of the mediotarsal joint must be accompanied by lengthening of muscles when shortened, strengthening when weakened and reeducation when vicious habits have been formed. The traction shoe, adhesive plaster and an original metatarsal shoe wedge are suggested as useful methods to this end.
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☆Read at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Jan. 1935, New York City.
© 1936 Published by Elsevier Inc.