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Table 3 Plantar pressures of the different masks of the pathological foot (PF), the healthy foot (HF), and the control group (CG)

From: Transfer of plantar pressure from the medial to the central forefoot in patients with hallux valgus

Variable Study group (n = 36) P-valuea Control group (n = 60) P-valueb PF-CG P-valueb HF-CG
Side PF HF   CG   
Hindfoot 243.9
(57.8–359.4)
227.3
(65.4–384.4)
.192 240.4
(80.5–342.3)
.922 .344
Midfoot 103.3
(21.0–162.2)
93.5
(40.0–202.8)
.120 97.4
(39.3–212.9)
.716 .655
MT 1 244.0
(110.4–520.9)
261.8
(150.7–586.7)
.102 257.2
(137.8–522.9)
.669 .565
MT 2/3 338.8
(156.9–666.7)
296.2
(164.7–678.3)
.120 307.0
(208.8–639.0)
.033 .591
MT 4/5 202.2
(76.2–418.8)
177.9
(60.3–325.6)
.203 192.6
(85.7–371.5)
.862 .269
Hallux 197.0
(82.1–466.9)
220.7
(89.2–514.2)
.055 203.5
(92.4–488.9)
.159 .472
Digiti 2/3 158.6
(82.1–414.1)
168.0
(90.1–366.3)
.718 146.0
(67.7–334.6)
.183 .259
Digiti 4/5 84.4
(43.7–153.0)
76.9
(38.0–272.3)
.300 59.7
(15.6–138.4)
<.001 .007
Forefoot (masks 3–8) 409.8
(266.8–666.7)
411.7
(221.7–678.3)
.912 356.2
(233.5–639.0)
.022 .038
  1. All pressures are reported as kPa. Data are presented as median (range)
  2. Significant p-values are denoted in bold
  3. Abbreviation: MT metatarsal head
  4. aWilcocon test
  5. bMann-Whitney U test