Live Q & A with Professor Hylton Menz

Live Q & A – the sixth installment in a series of expert webinars

Dr. Sean Docking hosts world-renowned Podiatrist and Researcher, Professor Hylton Menz.

Hear Hylton speak about who foot osteoarthritis most commonly affects, how to identify it, and whether everyone who presents with foot pain should have imaging done.

Hylton was joined by PhD candidate Merridy Lithgow. Merridy is currently researching lower limb biomechanics in individuals with mid-foot OA and is a clinician.

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References/links as they appear in the webinar:

  1. Phenotypes of foot-OA.

Rathod T, Marshall M, Thomas MJ, et al. Investigations of potential phenotypes of foot osteoarthritis: cross-sectional analysis from the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot. Arthritis Care Res 2016; 68: 217–227.

  1. Radiographic Atlas.

Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, et al. Radiographic classification of osteoarthritis in commonly affected joints of the foot. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2007; 15: 1333–1338.

  1. Predictive Test Battery for first MPJ OA.

Zammit GV, Munteanu SE and Menz HB. Development of a diagnostic rule for identifying radiographic osteoarthritis in people with first metatarsophalangeal joint pain. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2011; 19: 939–945.

  1. Diagnosis of symptomatic of mid-foot OA.

Thomas MJ, Roddy E, Rathod T, Marshall M, Moore A, Menz HB, Peat G, Clinical diagnosis of symptomatic midfoot osteoarthritis: cross-sectional findings from the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.06.010.

  1. Effect of sesamoid mobilization, FHL strengthening and gait training on pain and function.

Shamus J, Shamus E, Gugel RN, et al. The effect of sesamoid mobilization, flexor hallucis strengthening, and gait training on reducing pain and restoring function in individuals with hallux limitus: a clinical trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2004; 34: 368–376.

  1. Treatment of symptomatic mid-foot OA.

Halstead J, Chapman GJ, Gray JC, et al. Foot orthoses in the treatment of symptomatic midfoot osteoarthritis using clinical and biomechanical outcomes: a randomised feasibility study. Clin Rheumatol. 2016;35(4):987-996. doi:10.1007/s10067-015-2946-6

  1. Management of foot and ankle OA by Australian General Practitioners.

Paterson KL, Harrison C, Britt H, Hinman RS, Bennell KL. Management of foot/ankle osteoarthritis by Australian general practitioners: an analysis of national patient-encounter records. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018;26(7):888-894. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.03.013

  1. Foot structure and lower limb function in individuals with mid-foot OA.Paterson KL, Harrison C, Britt H, Hinman RS, Bennell KL. Management of foot/ankle osteoarthritis by Australian general practitioners: an analysis of national patient-encounter records. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018;26(7):888-894. doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.03.013
  2. Strength deficits in mid-foot OA.

Arnold JB, Halstead J, Grainger AJ, Keenan AM, Hill CL, Redmond AC. Foot and leg muscle weakness in people with midfoot osteoarthritis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 13]. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020;10.1002/acr.24182. doi:10.1002/acr.24182

  1. Outcomes following chielectomy and interpositional arthroplasty.

Lau JT and Daniels TR. Outcomes following cheilectomy and interpositional arthroplasty in
hallux rigidus. Foot Ankle Int 2001; 22: 462–

  1. A natural history of radiographic first MPJ OA.

Bowen C, Gates L, McQueen P, et al. Natural History of Radiographic First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Osteoarthritis: A Nineteen-Year Population-Based Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020;72(9):1224-1230. doi:10.1002/acr.24015