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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Management of Acute Traumatic Irreducible Metatarsophalangeal Joint Dislocation of the Lesser Toes: A Case Report

Ganesh Ramesh Shetty, Yogadeepan Dhakshinamurthi, Muthusaravanakumar Meignanaguru

Keywords : K-wire, Metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation, Plantar plate

Citation Information : Shetty GR, Dhakshinamurthi Y, Meignanaguru M. Management of Acute Traumatic Irreducible Metatarsophalangeal Joint Dislocation of the Lesser Toes: A Case Report. 2023; 5 (1):37-39.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1111

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Irreducible metatarsophalangeal joint dislocations of lesser toes are not very common. Case description: We report a rare case of a 27-year-old male patient who was injured following a motorbike accident and dislocated his second, third, and fifth metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) along with a fourth metatarsal neck fracture and same-side femur shaft fracture. The fifth MTP reduction was achieved by the closed method; however, the second and third MTP was not reducible despite multiple attempts at closed reduction. This called for open reduction and stabilization with K-wires. Clinical significance: This case report depicts the mechanism of injury, clinical signs, and structures preventing close and open reduction techniques through the dorsal approach is reviewed.

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