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Turf toe and sesamoiditis: what the radiologist needs to know

Published:November 18, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.11.011

      Abstract

      The first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint complex is a critical weight-bearing structure important to biomechanics. An acute dorsiflexion injury, named “turf toe,” is common among American football and soccer players. “Sesamoiditis” is a name often given for pain arising from the hallux sesamoids in the absence of acute trauma, and may result from a variety of causes. The first MTP joint complex can also be affected by degenerative or inflammatory arthritis, infarct, and infection. This review article will cover the anatomy and biomechanics of the first MTP joint complex, its patterns of injury and pathology, imaging techniques, and management.

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