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JBJS Case Connect. 2018 Jul-Sep;8(3):e66. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00023.

Irreducible Dislocation of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint of the Second Toe in a Six-Year-Old Child: A Case Report.

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, United Kingdom.

Abstract

CASE:

Closed reduction was unsuccessful in a 6-year-old girl with a dislocated proximal interphalangeal joint of the second toe. Surgical exploration revealed soft-tissue entrapment by a ruptured medial collateral ligament. After the entrapment was cleared, the joint was reduced but remained unstable. The ligament was repaired with an all-suture mini-anchor to restore stability. The patient had a good recovery, and normal toe function had been restored by 3 months.

CONCLUSION:

This rare case demonstrates the safety of the use of all-suture mini-anchors in treating similar injuries in children because they leave a minimal footprint and a minimal amount of foreign material.

PMID:
30134263
DOI:
10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00023

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