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Varus instability of the hallux interphalangeal joint in a taekwondo athlete.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 300 Gumi-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-707, Korea.
British journal of sports medicine (Impact Factor: 3.67). 01/2008; 41(12):917-9. DOI:10.1136/bjsm.2007.035501
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ABSTRACT 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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