Nonunion after Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsal-Phalangeal Joint: A Systematic Review

Abstract: Arthrodesis of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint (MTPJ) has been proposed for treatment of first MTPJ pathology because of the perceived safety and efficacy. Nonunion of the arthrodesis site has been purported as a common complication. The author undertook a systematic review of the electronic databases and other relevant sources to identify material relating to the incidence of nonunion and other complications after arthrodesis of the first MTPJ.

Abstract: Arthrodesis of the first metatarsal-phalangeal joint (MTPJ) has been proposed for treatment of first MTPJ pathology because of the perceived safety and efficacy. Nonunion of the arthrodesis site has been purported as a common complication. The author undertook a systematic review of the electronic databases and other relevant sources to identify material relating to the incidence of nonunion and other complications after arthrodesis of the first MTPJ.

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Nonunion after Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsal-Phalangeal Joint: A Systematic Review