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I have hallux limitus. One doc recommends midfoot fusion to lower the first metatarsal more than a modified youngswick can. Is this a good idea?

I have hallux limitus. One doc recommends midfoot fusion to lower the first metatarsal more than a modified youngswick can. Is this a good idea?

LAMBRINUDI: Without an exam, I ask myself if an isolated 1st metatarsal/1st cuneiform fusion is better than a whole midfoot fusion. But, if you really need plantarflexion, the Lambrinudi plantarflexory osteotomy may work. It avoids a fusion. It's performed at the 1st metatarsal base. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can anyone please map the pain level and mobility associated with toe implant on one side only due to hallux limitus from operation to full recovery?

Can anyone please map the pain level and mobility  associated with toe implant on one side only due to hallux limitus from operation to full recovery?

Yes: Assess the motion u have before implant surgery... U may have a little more after surgery or have some loss... An implant is basically a joint spacer... The surgeon may decompress the joint by removing additional bone from the base of the 1st toe to help increase motion but this can cause instability of the joint...I perform implant surgery but am very selective on who receives one... ...Read more

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Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?

Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?

IT CAN BE FIXED: To be clear, you had a dorsiflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal, and it was raised too much? If so, the surgery is essentially reversed to drop the metatarsal down. That should be done, to avoid arthritis at the bunion joint. You're young, so this should be done. Why was it done initially? Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What is hallux rigidus?

What is hallux rigidus?

Pre-Arthritic : Hallux limitus is a pre-arthritic condition of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint (big toe joint), that causes narrowing of the joint space, impaction of the phalanx bone upon an elevated first metatarsal, and, and restricted dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the joint. Over a period of time due to gait dorsal spur of the first metatarsal may develop further restricting range of motion & pain. ...Read more

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What is "hallux rigidus"?

What is "hallux rigidus"?

Arthritic big toe: Hallux rigidus is a condition with no or very limited movement of the big toe joint. This usually secondary to progressive arthritis of the joint or joint injury. A stiffer shoe and good support is usually helpful. Many times surgery in necessary. See for foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is hallux rigidus hereditary?

In part. : Hallux rigidus is not clearly hereditary but there is probably some component that predisposes some to this problem. However, the major determinants are previous trauma to the joint and repetitive injury that accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Is hallux rigidus always painful?

Not always.: Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe which can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hallux rigidus?

X-ray: Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe which can lead to pain and stiffness in the joint. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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