Clinical Presentation and Management of Hallux Rigidus.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hallux rigidus is the most commonly occurring arthritic condition of the foot and is marked by pain, limited motion in the sagittal plane of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and varying degrees of functional impairment. In conjunction with clinical findings, radiographic grading helps guide therapeutic choices. Nonsurgical management with anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or shoewear and activity modifications can be successful in appropriately selected patients. Patients with more severe disease or refractory to conservative management may benefit from surgical intervention. Operative options range from joint-preserving procedures (eg, cheilectomy with or without associated osteotomies) to joint-altering procedures (eg, arthroplasty or arthrodesis).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamid, KS; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 391 - 399

PubMed ID

  • 26320554

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fcl.2015.04.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States