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Br J Sports Med. 2007 Dec;41(12):917-9. Epub 2007 May 22.

Varus instability of the hallux interphalangeal joint in a taekwondo athlete.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-707, Korea. hsgong@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

The hallux interphalangeal joint is stable in the transverse plane and there have been only a few reports of varus instability of this joint. A case is described of varus subluxation of the hallux interphalangeal joint in a taekwondo athlete and the surgical outcome after reconstruction of the collateral ligament. Taekwondo athletes, who require fast powerful kicks, should be warned about this type of forefoot injury.

PMID:
17519272
PMCID:
PMC2658998
DOI:
10.1136/bjsm.2007.035501
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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