Revision with suture-tape augmentation after failed collateral ligament reconstruction for chronic interphalangeal instability of the hallux

Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Dec;23(4):e31-e34. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 13.


Chronic varus instability or recurrent subluxation following isolated interphalangeal dislocation of the hallux is a rare injury. No consensus has been reached regarding the best joint-salvage procedure for patients with the failed collateral ligament reconstruction using tendon graft. We report a case who achieved satisfactory clinical outcome through a modified surgical procedure (revision collateral ligament reconstruction augmented with suture-tape).

Keywords: Chronic instability; Collateral ligament; Hallux; Interphalangeal joint; Reconstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / surgery
  • Chronic Disease
  • Collateral Ligaments / surgery*
  • Hallux / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery*
  • Joint Instability / surgery*
  • Male
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Reoperation
  • Soccer / injuries
  • Surgical Tape*
  • Suture Techniques
  • Toe Joint / surgery
  • Young Adult