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A Previously Unreported Etiology of Trigger Toe

Korhan Ozkan Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Feyza Unlu Ozkan Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Trigger toe is a rare entity, with only a few cases reported in the literature. It is usually seen in ballet dancers as a result of compression of the flexor hallucis longus tendon in the tarsal tunnel beneath the medial malleolus. We report a case of trigger toe due to a constricting lesion on the extensor hallucis longus tendon. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 96(4): 356–358, 2006)

Corresponding author: Korhan Ozkan, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University, A.B.D. 34670, Millet St, Topkapi, Istanbul, Turkey.