1st MTP Fusion: Primary and Revision

  • William T. DeCarbo
  • Michael D. Dujela


1st metatarsophalangeal joint fusion is a time-tested procedure that remains the gold standard for surgical treatment on end-stage 1st metatarsophalangeal joint arthritis. When conservative treatment fails, surgical intervention is often necessary. In this chapter the authors detail the surgical technique to get reproducible results. Revision surgery, which at times presents unique challenges, is also discussed.


1st metatarsophalangeal degenerative joint disease 1st metatarsophalangeal joint fusion Hallux limitus Hallux rigidus 1st MTP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William T. DeCarbo
    • 1
  • Michael D. Dujela
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Clair Hospital, Department of Podiatric SurgeryPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Washington Orthopaedic CenterCentraliaUSA

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