Minimally Invasive Arthrodesis of 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint for Hallux Rigidus

Foot Ankle Clin. 2016 Sep;21(3):567-76. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2016.04.009. Epub 2016 May 24.


First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis plays a significant role in the management of symptomatic hallux rigidus/osteoarthritis of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Several open and few percutaneous techniques have been described in the literature. This article describes and discusses a percutaneous technique that has been successfully used to achieve a pain-free stable and functional 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. All aspects of surgical indication and operative technique and details of patient-reported outcomes are presented with a referenced discussion.

Keywords: Arthrodesis; Hallux rigidus; Minimally invasive forefoot surgery; Patient-reported outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthrodesis / methods*
  • Hallux Rigidus / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Metatarsophalangeal Joint / surgery*
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures