Turf toe injuries

Michael D. VanPelt, Amol Saxena, Marque A. Allen

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Abstract

In 1976, Bowers and Martin coined the term “turf toe” in the literature in response to the increasing injuries to the great toe joint being seen by athletes playing on new artificial surfaces and playing in lighter and more flexible shoes.1,2 The term classically describes a first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) ligament sprain, commonly seen in field-related sports.1-8 This malady can be an undertreated and oversimplified athletic injury of the great toe joint. Unfortunately, many times, any injury to the great toe joint that occurs during a sporting event is erroneously termed turf toe. Often a complete and systematic evaluation of all the structures of the great toe joint is not performed. A differential exam may be performed and injuries other than to the ligamentous supports may be appreciated but all are still coined turf toe. Some authors recommend reserving the term only when injuries to other structures (i.e., muscle, tendon, metatarsal, cartilage, sesamoids, etc.) are not involved and the injury to the great toe joint is purely ligamentous.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages219-228
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780857296092, 9780857296085
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Toe Joint
Foot Injuries
Hallux
Wounds and Injuries
Metatarsophalangeal Joint
Sprains and Strains
Athletic Injuries
Metatarsal Bones
Ligaments
Athletes
Tendons
Cartilage
Muscles

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  • Medicine(all)

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VanPelt, M. D., Saxena, A., & Allen, M. A. (2012). Turf toe injuries. In International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery (pp. 219-228). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-609-2_22

Turf toe injuries. / VanPelt, Michael D.; Saxena, Amol; Allen, Marque A.

International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2012. p. 219-228.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

VanPelt, MD, Saxena, A & Allen, MA 2012, Turf toe injuries. in International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, pp. 219-228. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-609-2_22
VanPelt MD, Saxena A, Allen MA. Turf toe injuries. In International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2012. p. 219-228 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-609-2_22
VanPelt, Michael D. ; Saxena, Amol ; Allen, Marque A. / Turf toe injuries. International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2012. pp. 219-228
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