First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis. Treatment for sesamoid fractures

KI StrohVeterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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Fractures of both hallucal sesamoids are not commonly reported in the literature. The authors address various surgical procedure choices and present a case history. In their case, conservative treatment failed; therefore, surgical intervention was elected, and fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint was performed.