Erdi Özdemir, Ali Teoman Evren, Mehmet Özer, Murat Altay

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Dislocation, great toe, incarcerated sesamoid, interphalangeal joint, minimal invasive.


Irreducible dislocation of the interphalangeal joint (IPJ) of hallux is a rare injury due to its intrinsic stabile anatomy. Open reduction is the commonly preferred treatment option once closed reduction attempts fail. In this article, we present a 37-year-old male patient with an irreducible dislocation of the IPJ of the hallux treated with Kirschner (K)-wire assisted percutaneous reduction. The patient was symptom free at the sixth month of follow-up. In conclusion, K-wire assisted percutaneous reduction might be an option in the treatment of irreducible dislocation of IPJ of the hallux.

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