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Volume:5 Issue:3 Number:105 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #8669
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

AAOS 2016: Synthetic hydrogel implant vs. MTP arthrodesis for hallux rigidus

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OrthoEvidence. AAOS 2016: Synthetic hydrogel implant vs. MTP arthrodesis for hallux rigidus . ACE Report. 2016;5(3):105. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8669

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Prospective Randomized Multi-Centered Trial Comparing a Synthetic Implant to 1st MTP Fusion in Hallux Rigidus

Contributing Authors: JF Baumhauer CM Blundell D Singh M Glazebrook TR Daniels

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


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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