Minimally Invasive Management of Hallux Rigidus

  • Mariano de PradoEmail author
  • Pedro-Luis Ripoll
  • Pau Golanó


Hallux rigidus is the clinical expression of osteoarthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux. Hallux rigidus presents with limited joint mobility, especially in extension, and pain, with osteophytes on the dorsal aspect of the head of the first metatarsal (Fig. 5.1) and of the base of the proximal phalanx of the hallux. It has a prevalence of 2% of the population between 30 and 60 years of age.


Dorsal Aspect Proximal Phalanx Metatarsal Head Metatarsophalangeal Joint Metatarsal Osteotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariano de Prado
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pedro-Luis Ripoll
  • Pau Golanó
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsHospital USP San CarlosMurciaEspaña

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