Combination joint-preserving surgery for forefoot deformity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Niki2010CombinationJS,
  title={Combination joint-preserving surgery for forefoot deformity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Hisateru Niki and Takaaki Hirano and Hideshi Okada and Marci Beppu},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={380-6}
}
Proximal osteotomies for forefoot deformity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis have hitherto not been described. We evaluated combination joint-preserving surgery involving three different proximal osteotomies for such deformities. A total of 30 patients (39 feet) with a mean age of 55.6 years (45 to 67) underwent combined first tarsometatarsal fusion and distal realignment, shortening oblique osteotomies of the bases of the second to fourth metatarsals and a fifth-ray osteotomy. The mean… CONTINUE READING

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