hallux rigidus

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 [hal´uks] (pl. hal´luces) (L.)
the great toe.
hallux doloro´sus a painful disease of the great toe, usually associated with flatfoot.
hallux flex´us hallux rigidus.
hallux mal´leus hammer toe affecting the great toe.
hallux ri´gidus painful flexion deformity of the great toe with limitation of motion at the metatarsophalangeal joint.
hallux val´gus angulation of the great toe toward the other toes of the foot.
hallux va´rus angulation of the great toe away from the other toes of the foot.

hal·lux ri·g'i·dus

a condition in which stiffness appears in the first metatarsophalangeal joint; usually associated with the development of bone spurs on the dorsal surface.
Synonym(s): stiff toe

hallux rigidus

a painful deformity of the great toe, limiting motion at the metatarsophalangeal joint.

hal·lux rigi·dus

(hal'ŭks rij'i-dŭs)
A condition in which there is stiffness in the first metatarsophalangeal joint; the joint may be the site of osteoarthritis.

hallux rigidus

A painful condition in which the joint between the first long foot bone (the metatarsal) and the nearer of the two bones of the great toe is unable to bend properly. This causes severe walking disability. An operation on the tendons may be necessary or a rocker bar may be fitted to the shoe.
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This technique can be used for the management of severe hallux rigidus in active patients and for patients who are concerned with maintaining the active motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
Coughlin MJ, Shurmas PJ: Soft tissue arthroplasty for hallux rigidus.
Lau JT, Daniels TR: Outcomes following cheilectomy and interpositional arthroplasty in hallux rigidus.
Mackay D, Blyth M, Rymaszawski L: The role of cheilectomy in the treatment of hallux rigidus.
Hamilton WG, O'Malley MJ, Thompson FM: Capsular interposition arthroplasty for severe hallux rigidus.
Quantitative review of operative management of hallux rigidus.
Interpositional arthroplasty of the first MTP joint using a regenerative tissue matrix for the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus.
Resection arthroplasty with and without capsular interposition for treatment of severe hallux rigidus.
Surgical treatment of hallux rigidus using a metatarsal head resurfacing implant: mid-term follow-up.
Comparison of arthrodesis, resurfacing hemiarthroplasty, and total joint replacement in the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus.
Pain Relief and Functional Improvement With Metatarsal Resurfacing In Hallux Rigidus Preliminary Results In a Multicenter Case Series With A Surgical Alternative To Joint Fusion.
Roukis TS, Metatarsus primus elevatus in hallux rigidus.