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Results of metallic Hemi-Great Toe Implant for Grade III and early Grade IV hallux rigidus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19589312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The authors the short-term and mid-term results of patients with their preoperative status who were surgically treated for advanced Grade III and early Grade IV symptomatic hallux rigidus using the Futura Hemi-Great Toe Implant.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors were able to contact 23 of 33 consecutive patients. They had a detailed evaluation preoperatively and came in for a detailed mid-term evaluation. Some of the patients were able to come in routinely for detailed periodic evaluations.
RESULTS: Periodic evaluations showed most patients had a gradual improvement of function over the first 2 years. Patients with early Grade IV disease had a greater propensity to develop early recurrence of their dorsal osteophyte at or before their mid-term followup (average 6 years). In this group of patients, the Futura Hemi-Great Toe Implants lead to 88% good to excellent mid-term results and 88% patient satisfaction over a 6-year average followup.
CONCLUSION: Patients with early Grade IV hallux rigidus tend to develop progressive sesamoid arthritis and recurrent dorsal osteophyte formation more rapidly than advanced Grade III patients.
Kurt F Konkel; Andrea G Menger; Sharon A Retzlaff
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-10     Completed Date:  2009-10-08     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433869     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  653-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement*
Cohort Studies
Hallux Rigidus / surgery*
Joint Prosthesis*
Metatarsophalangeal Joint*
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Range of Motion, Articular
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
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