Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.364
Peer-review started: January 19, 2017
First decision: March 8, 2017
Revised: March 20, 2017
Accepted: April 6, 2017
Article in press: April 10, 2017
Published online: May 18, 2017
Core tip: Hallux rigidus is the leading form of arthritis of the foot. Patients experience increasing pain and decreasing motion of the first metatarsalphalangeal joint as the disease progress, leading to significant morbidity and lower quality of life. Multiple treatment options, from cheilectomy to arthrodesis, have been utilized in treating hallux rigidus. Advances in interpositional arthroplasty and implants have introduced new opportunities in giving a more functional outcome. This review will discuss how to approach hallux rigidus in a clinical setting and examine recent evidence in the available treatment options.