Metatarsal Phalangeal (MTP) Joint Arthrodesis

Metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) joints are the joints that allow your toes to bend. MTP joint arthrodesis is a surgical procedure designed to help relieve pain in the front of the foot by fusing the bone at the base of the big toe to the first metatarsal. If your toe is misaligned, the bones will be repositioned with metal pins or screws to hold the toe in place for later fusion.


Full recovery can take anywhere between 6 and 9 months. A special wood-soled shoe or moving cast may be required for the first 6 weeks.