Management of a failed metatarso-phalangeal joint fusion utilizing a hemicup prosthesis

  • Nicola Stadler Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria.
  • Stefan Hofstätter Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria.
  • Klemens Trieb | klemens.trieb@klinikum-wegr.at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria.

Abstract

We report a case of a 65-year-old man with a painful nonunion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). It is one of the main severe complications of this surgery. Its prevalence is described between 5% and 10% across different operative techniques. The implantation of hemicup-prosthesis has been successfully used for the hallux rigidus treatment with very promising results. In our case report, we introduce a treatment method of converting a pseudoarthrosis of the first MTPJ, made of two crossing screws into a hemicup-prosthesis as a salvage procedure. This is to our best knowledge the first report using this device for treatment of pseudoarthrosis of the first MTPJ.

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2014-10-08
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Keywords:
metatarso-phalangeal join fusion, hemicup prosthesis.
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Stadler, N., Hofstätter, S., & Trieb, K. (2014). Management of a failed metatarso-phalangeal joint fusion utilizing a hemicup prosthesis. Clinics and Practice, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2014.646