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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Characterizing and Restoring Joint Motion in Patients with Hallux Rigidus: Human Subject Testing
Principal Investigator:

William R. Ledoux

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $165,364
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) is one of the sites most often affected by osteoarthritis (OA), leading to a condition called hallux rigidus (HR). This is very common, estimated to affect 25% of the adult population and increasing in prevalence with age. The number of patients seen by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for HR has more than doubled over the last decade. In contrast to degenerative OA at the hip and knee, which is commonly treated with jo...

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