Dislocated 2nd MTPJ

By |2021-12-13T10:29:42+11:00September 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

(This content is intended for healthcare professionals only) This patient presented recently with a long-standing markedly painful left 2nd metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). Conservative care has been unsuccessful and hence she was referred for a surgical consultation. On examination, a firm, "lump" was noted on the dorsal aspect of this joint. This firm "lump" with a step-down [...]

Motion following hallux limitus surgery

By |2021-12-13T10:30:23+11:00September 7th, 2021|Hallux limitus|

(This content is intended for healthcare professionals only) Hallux limitus/rigidus or degenerative osteoarthrosis of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is a very common condition in our practices. Once the condition deteriorates to the point where conservative care is not producing satisfactory pain relief, surgery can be suggested. Fusion/arthrodesis is still the most common procedure carried out [...]

Remember functional anatomy and to x-ray

By |2021-12-13T10:29:56+11:00May 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

(This content is intended for healthcare professionals only) This is an interesting case I have dealt with recently. The patient was sent to me with long-standing, markedly painful and stiff 1st metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJ). Clinical examination showed no dorsiflexion with the patient guarding the joint due when any motion was attempted. All conservative care had been [...]

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