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Arthrodesis Great Toe: A Closer Look

Great toe arthrodesis, also known as a great toe fusion, is the fusing together of the 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint (MTP joint). The need for surgical intervention can be due to arthritis, presence of a painful bunion, or injury.




Symptoms related to 1st MTP arthritis include; increased great toe pain with activity and aching pain at rest. Activities making the toe excessively bend a