Early Weight-Bearing After Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsal-PhalangealJoint: A Systematic Review of the Incidence of Non-Union

Arthrodesis of thefirst metatarsal-phalangeal joint is a reliable procedure for correction of both hallux limitus/rig-idus and severe hallux abducto valgus deformities. However, 1 potential contraindication to the procedure is theextended period of non-weight-bearing immobilization that is typically associated with the postoperative course.The objective of this investigation was to perform a systematic review of the incidence of non-union after earlyweight bearing in patients who underwent arthrodesis of thefirst metatarsal-phalangeal joint…

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