Assessing 2-week to 2-year outcome of synthetic cartilage implant versus 1st MTPJ arthrodesis
Prospective, Randomized, Multi-centered Clinical Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of a Synthetic Cartilage Implant Versus First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis in Advanced Hallux RigidusFoot Ankle Int. 2016 May;37(5):457-69
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219 patients - 197 randomized and 22 nonrandomized - were included in this study comparing the outcome of treatment for hallux rigidus between a synthetic hydrogel implant (Cartiva) and 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodesis over a 2-year follow-up. The primary outcome was the rate of patients who attained a composite endpoint of; a minimum 30% decrease in pain on a visual analog scale (...
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