End-Stage Hallux Rigidus. Cheilectomy, Implant, or Arthrodesis?

Ruth A. Peace, Graham A. Hamilton

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End-stage arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) typically results in anexophytic process with marked limitation of motion. Pain may occur from the degenerative process itself and/or the bone spur formation that may become directly inflamed from shoe gear. The best surgical treatment for end-stage arthrosis of the big toe joint continues to be a controversial topic despite hallux rigidus being recognized clinically for more than 100 years. Although joint-sparing procedures are considered, arthrodesis is recommended, as this procedure is definitive and produces predictable results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-353
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Arthrodesis
  • Cheilectomy
  • First metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Hallux limitus
  • Hallux rigidus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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