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Hallux Rigidus (1st MTP arthritis/pain)

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines 1) Stiff soled shoes
2) Wider toe box shoes
3) Carbon Fiber insole (orthotic)
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit None
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1)Joint replacements for the 1st MTP (great toe) are not successful and will not be performed.
2)A cheilectomy (removal of the "bump") or fusion can be performed to alleviate the pain.
Appointment Timeframe Within 6 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-998-6541
Clinic Location Sites Ann Arbor - South Main Orthopedics
UM Consulting Physician James Robert Holmes MD
Todd Andrew Irwin MD
Revised on: 01/14/2015



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