Moberg Osteotomy for Hallux Rigidus

Foot Ankle Clin. 2015 Sep;20(3):433-50. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2015.04.006. Epub 2015 Jul 8.


Hallux rigidus is a common cause of pain and decreased range of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, notably with loss of dorsiflexion. Hallux rigidus is the second most common disorder affecting the great toe. The primary cause of hallux rigidus is thought to be a traumatic event, a culmination of microtrauma, or an alteration in kinematics leading to a loss of articular cartilage and dorsal osteophyte formation. Surgical treatments include Moberg osteotomy, also referred to as a proximal phalanx extension osteotomy. This article discusses current techniques, developments, complications, outcomes, and management of the Moberg osteotomy.

Keywords: Cheilectomy; Hallux limitus; Hallux rigidus; Moberg osteotomy; Proximal phalanx osteotomy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hallux Rigidus / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hallux Rigidus / rehabilitation
  • Hallux Rigidus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteotomy / methods*
  • Osteotomy / rehabilitation
  • Pain Measurement
  • Patient Selection
  • Preoperative Care / methods
  • Radiography
  • Range of Motion, Articular / physiology*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome