BMJ Case Reports 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-214972

Open dislocation of the interphalangeal joint associated with running barefoot

  1. Rafiq Kanji
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Hank Joseph Schneider, Hank.Schneider{at}
  • Accepted 10 April 2016
  • Published 21 April 2016


A 25-year-old fit healthy man with a body mass index of 25 kg/m2 and no connective tissue disorder, attended our emergency department with an open dislocation of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux. He had been performing warm-up sprints on a textured artificial surface (figure 1) by running the width of the gym repeatedly. While making a turn he experienced severe pain and realised he had …

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