Hinged External Fixation Distraction for Treatment of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthritis

Abstract: Treatment for hallux rigidus varies from joint preservation to joint destructive procedures. The objective of the present study was to report an alternative method of treatment of hallux rigidus using hinged external fixation distraction of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and to present our surgical technique. Ten distractions were performed in 9 patients (9 female feet [90%] and 1 male foot [10%])

Abstract: Treatment for hallux rigidus varies from joint preservation to joint destructive procedures. The objective of the present study was to report an alternative method of treatment of hallux rigidus using hinged external fixation distraction of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and to present our surgical technique. Ten distractions were performed in 9 patients (9 female feet [90%] and 1 male foot [10%])

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Hinged External Fixation Distraction for Treatment of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthritis