Dislocations or subluxations of the metatarsophalangeal joints are rare, and open reduction is necessary in special cases. In this case report, we present the case of a 30-year-old man who had chronic dislocation of the V metatarsophalangeal joint after a motorcycle accident. Stiffening of the joint capsule prevented closed reduction therefore the patient underwent surgery, after performing a Gauthier-type osteotomy the joint was stabilized by k-wire. The patient had an excellent recovery with no new dislocation episodes.
Nonunion of the first metatarsal after hallux valgus surgery is a rare complication that often results in significant pain and disability requiring surgical management. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman who developed a pseudarthrosis of the first metatarsal after percutaneous retrocapital distal osteotomy of the first metatarsal for a mild hallux valgus deformity. The operative treatment consisted of debridement of fibrous nonunion with plating followed by application of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with an external device. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 102(1): 78–82, 2012)