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Turf Toe in a Taekwandoo Player: Case Report
Namik Sahin1, , Teoman Atici1, Sadik M. Bilgen2, Omer F. Bilgen3
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1 Clinics of Orthopedics and Traumatology, SSK Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
2 Clinics of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sarıyer State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey

Namik Sahin
✉ Sehreküstü Mh. Cemal Nadir Cd. No: 6/2 Bursa, Turkey
Publish Date
Received: 05-02-2004
Accepted: 19-03-2004
Published (online): 01-06-2004
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Metatarsophalengeal joint injuries of great toe termed as ‘’turf toe” can occur in many sportive activities. However, it has not been reported before in taekwondoo players. These injuries may result in significant morbidity. Turf toe injuries, which are mainly treated with conservative methods, occasionally require surgery. In this case report, we present a surgically treated turf toe in a taekwondoo player.

Key words: Turf toe, taekwondoo, treatment, surgery

           Key Points
  • MTP joint injury may occur when the joint is forced into hyperextension repeatedly if the exercise is being performed bare foot on hard and artificial surfaces.
  • Surgery should be taken into consideration as a choice of treatment of Turf Toe.
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