Special Consideration and Perioperative Management for Turf Toe Injuries

  • Monique C. Chambers
  • Lorraine Boakye
  • Arthur R. McDowell
  • Stephanie M. Jones
  • Alan Y. Yan
  • MaCalus V. HoganEmail author


Foot injuries are the third leading cause of injuries in NCAA athletes that have to be removed from competition, with a large number attributed to the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. In turf toe injuries, one or more structures of the plantar complex of the first MTP joint are injured. Injury classification helps to guide management and aids in determining prognosis. Surgical intervention for turf toe injury is often undertaken after nonoperative management has failed for mild injuries or in the case of severe injuries to restore function and anatomy. This presents a review and surgical consideration of the turf toe injury in athletes.


First MTP joint injury Turf toe Athletes Perioperative management Operative management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monique C. Chambers
    • 1
  • Lorraine Boakye
    • 2
  • Arthur R. McDowell
    • 2
  • Stephanie M. Jones
    • 2
  • Alan Y. Yan
    • 2
  • MaCalus V. Hogan
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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