PhD Gythe Bulstra

A limited function of the hallux can be structural or functional. In the functional hallux limitus described in 1972 by laird , the dorsiflexion in the weight bearing position is limited caused by a relative too short flexor hallucis longus.

Literature study, clinical outcome studies, anatomical study and a biomechanical study to answer the question ‘what the influence of pathology of the flexor halluces longus is in the development of miscellaneous pathology of the foot and or the ankle’. We start with a literature study combined with clinical observations to answer the question: what is the role of the FHL in the development of the medial arch.