Intermediate Learning Pathway: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus - Etiology, Treatment and Complications


Learning Objectives of this Pathway:


  • Understand workup and treatment of hallux limitus/rigidus
  • Understand the different surgical options including joint sparing and joint destructive procedures
  • Understand the techniques of 1stMPJ arthrodesis
  • Understand the techniques of 1stMPJ implant arthroplasty

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Day 1:




JFAS Journal Full Collection Articles:


Day 2:

Clinical Sessions (individual):


JFAS Articles:


Clinical Sessions (individual):


JFAS Journal Article:
Does Total Joint Replacement or Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Yield Better Functional Results? A Systematic Review of the Literature

Deciphering 1st MPJ Implants

Day 3:


Clinical Sessions (full course):
1st MTPJ Arthrodesis: Common Practices, Overlooked Details

Great Toe Fusion



Additional Outside Journal References




The ACFAS learning pathways are a tool to be used by residency directors, fellowship directors and school faculty to aid with didactic learning during the COVID-19 crisis. They are not intended to replace a curriculum, but to supplement student and resident education during this time of need. The learning pathways are divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced categories. Pathways have been organized into specific topics that have a variety of educational materials from the ACFAS On Demand course content. They also include journal articles with links primarily from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS).