Overview: Osteochondral fresh allograft transfer of the first metatarsal can be an accepted surgical management option for early stages of hallux limitus.
Conclusion: An overall improvement in preoperative symptoms and patient satisfaction was documented and therefore osteochondral fresh allograft transfer can be considered a reasonable option in treating defects found at the first metatarsal head.
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Shane Hollawell, DPM, FACFAS, Ruth Moen, DPM, AACFAS, Meagan Coleman, DPM, AACFAS, Michael Carson, MD. "Osteochondral Fresh Allograft Transfer to Address Osteochondral Defect of the First Metatarsal Head in Early Hallux Limitus". Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. November 04, 2020.