Managing Turf Toe Injuries

AOFAS presentation explores surgical indications, techniques

Maureen Leahy

Professional athletes often sustain foot and ankle injuries. Turf toe—hyperextension of the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MP) joint created by an axial load in a fixed forefoot—is especially common in athletes who play field sports, particularly on artificial turf, according to Robert B. Anderson, MD, of OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, N.C., and orthopaedist for the Carolina Panthers football team.

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