Long-Term Results of Hemiarthroplasty Compared With Arthrodesis for Osteoarthritis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint

If operative treatment is opted for grade 3 and 4 osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, arthrodesis is considered the standard of care. However, if preservation of joint mobility is preferred, implant arthroplasty could be favored. Previous studies have suggested hemiarthroplasty might result in less pain, better function, and greater patient satisfaction compared with arthrodesis.

If operative treatment is opted for grade 3 and 4 osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, arthrodesis is considered the standard of care. However, if preservation of joint mobility is preferred, implant arthroplasty could be favored. Previous studies have suggested hemiarthroplasty might result in less pain, better function, and greater patient satisfaction compared with arthrodesis.

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Long-Term Results of Hemiarthroplasty Compared With Arthrodesis for Osteoarthritis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint