Fusion of the 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint

  • Peter V. Giannoudis
  • Efthimios J. Karadimas


Severe hallux deformity (an intermetatarsal angle of more than 20–22°, a hallux valgus angle of more than 45°, and severe pronation of the hallux)


Cerebral Palsy Hallux Valgus Metatarsal Head Hallux Valgus Angle Hospital Protocol 
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Further Reading

  1. Bolland BJ, Sauvé PS, Taylor GR. Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction: first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion combined with Weil’s metatarsal osteotomies of the lesser rays. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2008;47(2):80–8.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Kadambande S, Debnath U, Khurana A, et al. Rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction: 1st metatarsophalangeal fusion and excision arthroplasty of lesser metatarsal heads. Acta Orthop Belg. 2007;73(1):88–95.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Trnka HJ. Arthrodesis procedures for salvage of the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint. Foot Ankle Clin. 2000;5(3):673–86.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK

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