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Fusion of the toe at Barts Health London Private Care

Arthrodesis, also referred to as artificial ankylosis, is a surgical procedure done to fuse the joint between some bones, which often results in the elimination of movement of the said joint. The procedure is often done on patients with joint pains caused by arthritis and fractures. The most commonly affected joints are those in the spine, feet, and hands. If any joint in the toes is affected, a toe arthrodesis may be performed. Some deformities in the toes can also be corrected using the toe arthrodesis procedure. The most common reason in performing a big toe arthrodesis is due to arthritis.