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J Foot Ankle Surg. 2019 Mar;58(2):387-391. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.039. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint Pathology Addressed With Arthrodesis: A Case Series.

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1
Associate Clinical Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ. Electronic address: shollawell@oiortho.com.
2
Resident Physician, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack Meridian Health, Neptune, NJ.

Abstract

Lesser metatarsophalangeal joint pathology is a common condition facing the foot and ankle surgeon, often beginning as a mild subluxation of the toe and progressing to a full dislocation of the metatarsophalangeal joint. In severe or recalcitrant deformities, traditional conservative and surgical methods can fail to resolve the issue. We report on 4 patients with 5 severely dislocated lesser metatarsophalangeal joints with varied etiologies and comorbidities who underwent arthrodesis of these joints using screw and plate fixation. All patients achieved radiographic and clinical signs of union at an average of 16.4 weeks.

KEYWORDS:

arthritis; deviation; plantar plate; syndrome predislocation; toe

PMID:
30658960
DOI:
10.1053/j.jfas.2018.08.039

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