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Subluxation of the Second Metatarsophalangeal Joint with Associated Hallux Abducto Valgus in a Dancer

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Second metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) instability can be a very painful and disabling foot disorder for dancers. The purpose of this case report is to review an incident where a dance instructor subluxed her second MTPJ after performing a specific tap dance step. This second MTPJ subluxation was treated surgically via a flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer. The dance instructor also had underlying forefoot pathology consisting of hallux abducto valgus (HAV) and a second hammertoe. These deformities were also addressed at the time of surgery. This patient had a good surgical outcome and was able to return to her dance instruction.

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Director of Podiatric Education at Penn Presbyterian and is in Private Practice, Ankle and Foot Medical Center of the Delaware Valley, 38th and Market Street, Medical Arts Building, Suite 111, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 2: Division of Podiatric Surgery at Penn Presbyterian in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Publication date: 2006-06-01

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