Arthroplasty demonstrates worse results compared to arthrodesis at 15 years for hallux rigidus
Long-Term Follow-up of Arthrodesis vs Total Joint Arthroplasty for Hallux RigidusFoot Ankle Int. 2017 Apr;38(4):375-380
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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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