First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodiastasis and Biologic Resurfacing with External Fixation: A Case Report

Crystal L. Ramanujam, Steven Kissel, Alex Stewart, Thomas Zgonis

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in podiatric medicine and surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Arthrodiastasis
  • Biologics
  • External fixation
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Metatarsophalangeal joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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