Hallux Rigidus: Modified kellers arthroplasty
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Historically an operation which has been used across the age spectrum for Hallux Valgus correction , especially in Europe.
The published results and its joint sacrificing (and sometimes first ray defunctioning) nature mean its use in all but low demand and elderly patients is usually avoided.
Modern surgical techniques for Hallux Valgus and Hallux Rigidus have seen it largely superseded apart from use in lower demand patients with poor bone quality likely to give issues with a corrective fusion
Author: Mark Herron FRCS
Institution: The Wellington Hospital , London
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