Neglected dorsolateral dislocation of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: A case report

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Introduction Although the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is frequently injured, Complete dislocation of the first MTP joint represents a relatively rare traumatic injury. Presentation of case A 46-year-old gentleman presented with a traumatic first MTP joint dislocation resulting from an automobile accident. Due to coronavirus outbreak in the hospital at that time, patient was referred to another hospital. Six months later, reduction was achieved surgically and fixation of the MTP with K-wires was done. Discussion Only few case reports have described the injury, and the ideal treatment along with the long-term result of the injury has yet to be further studied because reports are rare in this regard. Conclusion Functional range of motion may result even after 6 months of delayed treatment with ORIF and osteopenia may result.

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Al-Mohrej, O. A., AlOmair, A. A., Alfehaid, Y. A., Alsumali, A. A., & Al-Kenani, N. S. (2017). Neglected dorsolateral dislocation of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: A case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 34, 43–48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.02.031

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