Metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis of the hallux using a minimally invasive technique
Keywords:Arthrodesis, Metatarsophalangeal joint, Hallux rigidus, Minimally invasive surgical procedures
Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of the metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis (MTPA) of the hallux using a percutaneous technique. Methods: The MTPA of the hallux was performed in a total of 27 feet: 20 patients diagnosed with hallux rigidus and 7 with rheumatoid arthritis. The mean postoperative follow-up time was 30.7 months. The results were evaluated using the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) forefoot score, and regards to union rate. Results: All 27 patients were operated percutaneously and noticed relief of the pain, with a mean increase of 50.9 points in AOFAS scores and a mean decrease of 7.4 points in the VAS. The mean union time was 10 weeks. There were no cases of nonunion. Conclusion: Percutaneous first MTP arthrodesis proved effective for treating hallux rigidus and degenerative rheumatic pathologies. Level of Evidence IV; Therapeutic Studies; Cases Series.
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