Resection Arthroplasty: Current Indications and Tips

Javier Z. Guzman, Ettore Vulcano

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Resection arthroplasty for metatarsalgia is a selective procedure primarily indicated for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. These patients present with significant forefoot deformities, poor bone quality, and loss of soft tissue integrity. Resection of the metatarsal heads and correction of lesser toe deformities improve pain and decrease transfer metatarsalgia. Patients with concurrent hallux valgus may benefit from a lapidus procedure or hallux metatarsophalangeal fusion in an effort to improve outcomes and decrease incidence of recurrent hallux valgus. In rare cases, diabetics with neuropathy may require resection arthroplasty in the setting of forefoot deformities recalcitrant to other modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-693
Number of pages5
JournalFoot and Ankle Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar foot pain
  • Resection arthroplasty
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


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