1st MTPJ Fusion surgery is a procedure performed to treat severe arthritis or joint damage in the big toe. The 1st MTPJ is the joint where the metatarsal bone of the foot connects to the phalanx bone of the big toe, where the big toe moves up and down. Fusion surgery involves permanently joining these bones to eliminate the painful movement caused by arthritis or deformities.
1st MTPJ Fusion surgery may be recommended if you experience the following conditions:
1st MTPJ Fusion surgery aims to provide the following benefits:
After 1st MTPJ Fusion surgery, the recovery process typically involves the following:
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications involved. These are very uncommon, but may include:
These risks will be discussed with you during the clinic and the pre surgery consenting process before your surgery. Please ask any questions you like and discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon before deciding to proceed with the surgery.