Early Results of an Intraosseous Device for Arthrodesis of T
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Arthrodesis of the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is commonly done as a primary procedure either to correct severe hallux valgus deformities or for rheumatoid arthritis, hallux rigidus, in patients with neuromuscular disorders and as a salvage procedure for failed bunion surgery or infection. Prominent metalwork frequently can cause soft tissue impingement and thus require removal. In contrast, osteosynthesis with a completely intraosseous implant has the advantage of less damage to the periosteal circulation. We describe a surgical technique and the early results of arthrodesis of the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint using an intraosseous fixation device.Twelve consecutive patients operated with this method were retrospectively reviewed.

http://www.ijoonline.com/article.asp?issn=0019-5413;year=2017;volume=51;issue=3;spage=299;epage=303;aulast=Drampalos
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