The Great Toe: Failed Turf Toe, Chronic Turf Toe, and Complicated Sesamoid Injuries

Jeremy J. McCormick, Robert B. Anderson

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Abstract

Turf toe injuries and sesamoid injuries are challenging because of the variety of causes that exist as sources of pain. Through a systematic approach to evaluation, injuries to the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint can be diagnosed properly. Correct diagnosis leads to accurate and efficient treatment. If conservative measures fail, operative interventions are available to relieve pain and restore function. With careful surgical technique and appropriate postoperative management, athletes can return to play and efficiently reach their pre-injury level of participation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-150
Number of pages16
JournalFoot and ankle clinics
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Great toe
  • Hallux
  • Hallux metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Injury
  • Sesamoids
  • Turf toe

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