Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint for hallux rigidus--optimal position of fusion.

@article{Aas2008ArthrodesisOT,
  title={Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint for hallux rigidus--optimal position of fusion.},
  author={Morten Aas and Tor Magne Johnsen and Vilhjalmur Finsen},
  journal={Foot},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={131-5}
}
BACKGROUND Good results are usually reported after arthrodesis of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint, but there is no definite agreement concerning the position that provides the best result. METHODS We reviewed 35 patients with 39 fusions of the first metatarso-phalangeal joint 8 (2-15) years after surgery. In addition to clinical evaluation we measured the position of the arthrodeses radiographically and clinically, and also the distribution of pressure under the foot using insoles with… CONTINUE READING

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