Siclari A.,Nuovo Ospedale degli Infermi |
Piras M.,Nuovo Ospedale degli Infermi
Foot and Ankle Clinics | Year: 2015
With mounting attention focused on decreasing postsurgical pain and dysfunction, emphasis has been placed on approaching disorders using minimally invasive techniques. Surgical procedures of the hallux, such as hallux valgus correction, have earned the reputation for high postsurgical pain and prolonged recovery. Arthroscopic hallux procedures have the advantages of minimizing pain, swelling, and disability. Certain conditions, such as synovitis, loose bodies, and early-grade hallux rigidus, are better addressed arthroscopically. With the correct indications, hallux metatarsophalangeal arthroscopy can be a valuable tool for the foot and ankle surgeon. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.