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Hallux Limitus / Rigidus

If arthritic changes are present, surgery is aimed at preserving the joint, should this not be possible in some patients, the joint may then be either fused, removed in the less active or older patient or one may consider joint replacement.

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Surgery undertaken in Leeds at The Lawrence Clinic for Hallux rigidus/limitus is :-

  • Always carried out under local anaesthetic, reducing health risks with general anaesthesia.
  • Most cases DO NOT require walking casts, reducing recovery time with patients usually back onto their feet and into a pair of trainers 2 weeks after surgery.
  • Patients can usually return to most normal activities including work after 6 - 8 weeks.
  • Surgical techniques for Hallux rigidus/Hallux limitus surgery at The Lawrence Clinic improves choice and comfort in footwear.
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