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Varus instability of the hallux interphalangeal joint in a taekwondo athlete
  1. Hyun Sik Gong,
  2. Yeun Ho Kim,
  3. Moon Seok Park
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea
  1. hsgong{at}


The hallux interphalangeal joint is stable in the transverse plane and there have been only a few reports of varus instability of this joint. A case is described of varus subluxation of the hallux interphalangeal joint in a taekwondo athlete and the surgical outcome after reconstruction of the collateral ligament. Taekwondo athletes, who require fast powerful kicks, should be warned about this type of forefoot injury.

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