Late Diagnosed Dislocation of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint of the 5th Toe in a 7-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report

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  • 1 Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Baltalimanı Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Baltalimanı, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • | 2 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, İstanbul Basaksehir Pine and Sakura State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the fifth toe is an uncommon injury and when diagnosed in the acute phase closed reduction is commonly an adequate treatment option. We describe a rare case of a 7-year-old patient presented with late diagnosed isolated dislocation of the PIP joint in the fifth toe. Although there are a few reported cases of late diagnosis combined fracture-dislocation of the toes in both adult and pediatric age group in the literature, belatedly diagnosed dislocation of the 5th toe without accompanying fracture in the pediatric population has not yet been reported as far as we know. This patient achieved good clinical outcomes following treatment via open reduction and internal fixation

Corresponding author: Alper Koksal, MD, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Baltalimanı, Hisar Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey, 34470. (E-mail: dralperkoksal@gmail.com)