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J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2008 Mar-Apr;98(2):160-3.

Interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with a fascia lata allograft.

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First Orthopaedic Department, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, G. Papanikolaou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.


A new technique for interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsoplalangeal joint is described. It involves minimal resection of the base of the proximal phalanx and the use of a fascia lata allograft. The method is simple, safe, and easily reproducible. In selected cases it can offer restoration of pain-free motion in a nonsalvable joint.

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