Hallux Rigidus: First Metatarsal Head Resurfacing


An increasing number of patient’s are visiting physician offices for arthritic pain of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint (MPJ). Gould et al. reported that 1 in 40 individuals over the age of 50 develop hallux rigidus1. Rubio-Lorenzo and Prieto-Montana found that hallux rigidus occurs with a greater frequency in females. They also reported that taller patients are more prone to develop hallux rigidus.


Pain Reduction Metatarsal Head Angular Deformity Visit Physician Office Metatarsal Osteotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The North Shore Podiatry GroupGlenviewUSA

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