AAOS 2016: Synthetic hydrogel implant vs. MTP arthrodesis for hallux rigidus
Prospective Randomized Multi-Centered Trial Comparing a Synthetic Implant to 1st MTP Fusion in Hallux Rigidus
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202 patients with advanced stage hallux rigidus were randomized to one of two treatments: synthetic hydrogel cartilage implant or standard first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) arthrodesis (joint fusion). The purpose of this study was to evaluate pain and function (active dorsiflexion motion) in comparison to one another, in addition to recording adverse events and requirement of secondary surgeries. Re...
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