Hallux Varus and Rigidus: A Motion-Sparing Salvage Technique

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Abstract

The treatment options for isolated hallux varus and for hallux rigidus have been well described in the literature; however, the combination of these 2 pathologies in the same patient presents a unique challenge for the foot and ankle specialist. Traditional treatment options include nonoperative shoe modifications and orthoses versus first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis. We describe a novel technique for motion preservation in these patients using a combination of interposition arthroplasty with dermal matrix and semitendinosus allograft to reconstruct the lateral ligaments of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level 5. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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