[Osteoarthrosis of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint. Surgical treatment; 92 cases].

  • R Méary, C. Ficat
  • Published 1975 in
    Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de…


The study of 92 cases of osteoarthrosis of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint (or hallux rigidus) shows the importance of two aetiological factors : excessive length of the first metatarsal in the so-called primitive osteoarthrosis, and traumatism for the secondary forms. The results of arthrodesis are rather better than these of arthroplasty and… (More)