Long-term follow-up of Keller arthroplasty with irradiated costochondral implants

JT HarlanKaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA 95051-5386, USA.

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The authors present results of long-term follow-up of seven patients whose degenerative disease of the first metatarsophalangeal joint was treated with irradiated chondral graft implantation arthroplasty. In appropriate candidates, this procedure is a reasonable alternative to Keller arthroplasty alone, arthrodesis, and nonbiologic implant arthroplasty.