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Volume:5 Issue:10 Number:10 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9898
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Arthroplasty demonstrates worse results compared to arthrodesis at 15 years for hallux rigidus

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Long-Term Follow-up of Arthrodesis vs Total Joint Arthroplasty for Hallux Rigidus

Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Apr;38(4):375-380

Contributing Authors: JN Gibson CE Thomson OD Stone R Ray

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63 patients (77 toes) with hallux rigidus, were randomized to treatment with either joint arthroplasty or joint arthrodesis. Patients were followed up for 15 years for outcomes related to pain, function, and satisfaction, as well as revision rate. Results demonstrated a significantly higher incidence of revision following arthroplasty compared to arthrodesis, as well as significantly higher pain a...

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