Management of hallux limitus with distraction of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Journal Article

This article describes a joint-preserving and joint-restoring procedure for the management of hallux limitus and hallux rigidus. The procedure uses a minirail external fixator to obtain distraction with or without arthrotomy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. This procedure aims to restore joint function through elimination of the pathologic forces involved in hallux limitus and hallux rigidus. Both intrinsic and extrinsic muscular imbalances are reduced. Follow-up of 133 patients treated in this manner since 1997 demonstrates excellent long-term results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Talarico, LM; Vito, GR; Goldstein, L; Perler, AD

Published Date

  • March 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 15778469

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15778469

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8750-7315

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States