Resection arthroplasty of the metatarsophalangeal joints in rheumatoid arthritis. A follow-up study of 100 patients.


The follow-up results 1 to 11 years (mean 5 years) after resection arthroplasty of the forefoot or arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint performed on 100 patients (179 feet) with classical or definite rheumatoid arthritis are presented and analysed. The main indication for surgery was pain in the damaged and more or less luxated MTP joint… (More)


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