Due to the pathoanatomical changes in hallux valgus feet, the plantar flexion moment of the first metatarsophalangeal joint is reduced. Therefore, load bearing of the hallux is decreased during push-off. We assessed loading parameters in hallux valgus feet. Based on dorsal-plantar weight bearing radiographs of 61 feet, the intermetatarsal-, hallux valgus-, distal metatarsal articulation-angle, and sesamoid position were evaluated. Plantar pressure assessment was performed with the emed® system during level walking. We found negative correlations between hallux valgus angle and peak pressure in the great toe (r=-0.301, p<0.023), the maximum force of the hallux (r=-0.481, p<0.001), and contact time of the great toe (r=-0.448, p<0.001), and positive correlations for force time integral (r=0.348, p<0.001), contact area (r=0.307, p<0.020), maximum force (r=0.430, p<0.001), and peak pressure (r=0.361, p<0.006) of the fifth metatarsal head. A positive correlation between the sesamoid and the metatarsal subluxation regarding maximum force (r=0.294, p<0.034), and a negative correlation between the contact area of the hallux (r=-0.232, p<0.020) was shown. Depending on the severity, hallux valgus angle, and sesamoid subluxation, load shows significant lateral transmission in hallux valgus feet.
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