The primary goal in the treatment of arthritic joints is elimination of pain associated with limited motion. Several surgical techniques have been developed to treat varying degrees of hallux rigidus of any cause. This case report details an alternative surgical approach to address hallux rigidus and associated hallux valgus deformity through a combination of joint debridement, resurfacing, and arthrodiastasis.
- External fixation
- Hallux rigidus
- Metatarsophalangeal joint
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine