Retrospective analysis of surgical treatment of hallux rigidus/limitus: clinical and radiographic follow-up of hinged, silastic implant arthroplasty and cheilectomy.

@article{Pontell1988RetrospectiveAO,
  title={Retrospective analysis of surgical treatment of hallux rigidus/limitus: clinical and radiographic follow-up of hinged, silastic implant arthroplasty and cheilectomy.},
  author={D Pontell and Charles J Gudas},
  journal={The Journal of foot surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={503-10}
}
Many authors have hypothesized on the etiology of hallux limitus and have proposed grading systems for classifying the degree of first metatarsophalangeal joint derangement and dysfunction. Several opinions exist regarding surgical treatment, should a patient fail with conservative therapy. Hinged, Silastic implant arthroplasty and cheilectomy account for a significant proportion of procedures accomplished. However, little follow-up documents and critically analyzes the long-term results of… CONTINUE READING

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