I have a patient with chronic hallux IPJ pain following a 1st MTP Joint arthrodesis 8 years ago. On x-ray the joint does not look arthritic, but the chronic pain is getting in his way and keeping him from doing things he wants to be doing. I did not perform the arthrodesis, and the orthopedic surgeon who did the procedure keeps telling him that he “shouldn’t be having this pain”, but has no ideas as to any type of treatment for it.
Total Joint after failed 1st MTP Joint arthrodesis
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