Hallux metatarsophalangeal arthritis

Steven B. Weinfeld, Lew C. Schon

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Arthritis of the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint is a common disorder that affects shoewear, ambulation, and other activities of daily living. Etiologies include degenerative arthritis (hallux rigidus), crystal induced arthropathy (gout, pseudogout), rheumatoid arthritis, the seronegative spondyloathropathies, posttraumatic degeneration, and advanced hallux valgus. Accurate diagnosis and selection of the appropriate intervention depends on recognition of pertinent clinical and radiographic features. This study presents a synopsis of the senior author's (LCS) experience with 439 surgically treated patients with hallux metatarsophalangeal arthritis, focusing on origin and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
StatePublished - Apr 1998


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