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First MTP Joint Fusions: Biomechanical Considerations

In this lecture, Dr Jarrod Shapiro discusses the importance and utility of the 1st MTP joint arthrodesis, covering fundamental biomechanical principles, and surgical techniques. Mechanical effects of this procedure will be reviewed as well as an emphasis on target populations.

CME (Credits: 0.5) CEU (Credits: 0.5)

Jarrod Shapiro, DPM, FACFAS, FACPM
Private Practice Associate, Empire Foot & Ankle Center
Pomona and Riverside
Professor and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Podiatric Medicine
Director, Chino Valley Medical Center
PMSR/RRA Podiatric Residency
[email protected]

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Appreciate the utility of the first MTPJ arthrodesis.
  2. Understand what this procedure is capable of accomplishing.
  3. Review kinetic and kinematic effects.
  4. Choose appropriate patient populations for this procedure.

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