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Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint

  • Christopher F. Hyer
  • Premjit S. Deol

Abstract

The first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is the most common site for the development of degenerative arthrosis within the forefoot. Fusion, or arthrodesis, is a reliable and proven technique for the treatment of many different pathologic conditions of the first MTP joint. The main goal of arthrodesis surgery is to definitively alleviate pain and facilitate a return to a full and active lifestyle.

Keywords

Hallux Valgus Extensor Tendon Proximal Phalanx Metatarsal Head Dorsal Plating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopedic Foot and Ankle CenterWestervilleUSA
  2. 2.Panorama Orthopedics & Spine CenterColoradoUSA

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