Case Report| Volume 49, ISSUE 3, P298.e17-298.e20, May 2010

Irreducible Dorsal Metatarsophalangeal Joint Dislocation of the Fifth Toe: A Case Report

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      The authors report a case of a dorsal dislocation of the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint that could not be reduced by closed manipulation, and instead required open reduction with Kirschner-wire fixation to maintain alignment. Although metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation is not unheard of, it is not common for the deformity to resist efforts at closed reduction and immobilization or percutaneous pin fixation. One year after surgery, the patient described in this article had returned to his baseline activity level, and was ambulating without pain while demonstrating full range of motion in the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint.

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