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©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2003) 02, 180 - 183

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Great Toe Pain in a Competitive Tennis Athlete
Gianluca Del Rossi 
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University of Miami, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Coral Gables, FL, USA

Gianluca Del Rossi
‚úČ University of Miami, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, School of Education, P.O. Box 248065, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2040, USA
Email: delrossi@miami.edu
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Received: 29-08-2003
Accepted: 03-11-2003
Published (online): 01-12-2003
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ABSTRACT

As a variably occurring sesamoid, the hallucal interphalangeal sesamoid can significantly alter the biomechanics of the great toe. With modifications to the way the great toe functions, there are pathologies that inevitably arise. These pathologies can be quite serious and debilitating. While clinicians may take a conservative approach to treatment and focus on alleviating the symptoms, the physically active patient who desires to return to competitive participation may benefit most by having the source of the pathology removed altogether. The following is a report of an athlete who returned to competition six weeks after surgical excision of the anomalous hallucal interphalangeal sesamoid.

Key words: Hallucal interphalangeal sesamoid, toe injury, subhallux sesamoid


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