Hallux varus and rigidus: A motion-sparing salvage technique

Benjamin E. Stein, Stuart D. Miller

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The treatment options for isolated hallux varus and for hallux rigidus have been well described in the literature; however, the combination of these 2 pathologies in the same patient presents a unique challenge for the foot and ankle specialist. Traditional treatment options include nonoperative shoe modifications and orthoses versus first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis. We describe a novel technique for motion preservation in these patients using a combination of interposition arthroplasty with dermal matrix and semitendinosus allograft to reconstruct the lateral ligaments of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux varus
  • Motion sparing
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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