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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Mini Symposium: Forefoot Disorders

Hallux Rigidus: Diagnosis and Management

Nurettin Heybeli, Burak Günaydın

Keywords : Arthrodesis, Cheilectomy, Hallux limitus, Hallux rigidus, Hemiarthroplasty, Interpositional arthroplasty, Resection arthroplasty, Synthetic cartilage implants, Total arthroplasty

Citation Information : Heybeli N, Günaydın B. Hallux Rigidus: Diagnosis and Management. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2020; 7 (2):64-69.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1125

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Hallux rigidus is the most common arthritis of the foot, characterized by dorsiflexion restriction with osteophyte formation. Patients complain of pain and loss of motion. Nonsurgical treatments can be tried successfully in early-stage patients. The surgical treatment options can be a joint-preserving technique or not. Arthrodesis has been the main treatment option for advanced-stage patients. Arthroplasty has also been an available option. There are other treatment options available for the treatment of hallux rigidus, and these are to be discussed in the present article, accompanied by the literature.

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