Orthopädie im GesundheitsZentrum Kelkheim
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Foot Surgeries

Hallux rigidus

Osteoarthritis of the metatarsal phalangeal joint

Severe osteoarthritis

Versteifung des Großzehengrundgelenkes

Illustration 1 • Stiffening of the metatarsal/phalangeal joint

Schwere Arthrose des Großzehengrundgelenkes

Illustration 2 • Severe osteoarthritis of the metatarsaln phalangeal joint

Versteifung des Großzehengrundgelenkes

Illustration 3 • Stiffening of the metatarsal phalangeal joint

Severe wear and tear makes it impossible to save the metatarsal phalangeal joint; stiffening is required. The functional results of this procedure are very good. When healed up, full weight-bearing is possible and rolling off is free of pain.

This procedure is performed on an out-patient or short-term in-patient basis. It lasts 50 minutes. In a special post-op shoe which offloads the forefoot, immediate weight-bearing is possible. Patients need to wear the shoe for six weeks; the screws can be removed after six months.