Neglected dislocation of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux (A report of 2 cases)

Mohammed Amine CHOUKRI *, Oussama ADNANE, Mohamed FARGOUCH, Zakaria ASSAMMAR, Yasser SBIHI, Oussama ELADAOUI, Yassir ELANDALOUSSI, Ahmed Reda HADDOUN, Driss BENNOUNA and Mustapha FADILI

Department of traumatology and orthopedic surgery, CHU Ibn Rochd Casablanca, Morocco.
Case Study
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 032–036
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1679
Publication history: 
Received on 23 April 2024 revised on 01 June 2024; accepted on 03 June 2024
Dorsal dislocation of the interphalangeal joint (IPJ) of the great toe is quite rare, and it results from a hyperextension injury to the joint. Closed reduction is often attempted in the emergency setting, but this measure is seldom successful because of invagination of the sesamoid-plantar plate complex into the interphalangeal space. Generally, open reduction is indicated when closed reduction fails. The literrature is poor regarding this problem, and there are very few articles that relate to this issue. We report in this article two cases of an unreductible IPJ of the hallux due to its chronicity, which needed a surgical treatment by a bone fixation using K-wires followed by a capsulodesis. The two patients had a good result after one year of follow-up.
Hallux; Fixation; Fracture; Injury; Kirschner Wire; Reduction
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