Foot - MTPJ dislocation - DP and Oblique

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Foot - MTPJ dislocation - DP and Oblique

  • The Dorso-Plantar (DP) view clearly shows dislocation of the proximal phalanx of the big toe at the MTPJ (metatarsophalangeal joint)
  • The oblique view only shows subtle widening of the joint
  • Sesamoids should not be mistaken for fracture fragments

Foot - MTPJ dislocation - DP x2

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Foot - MTPJ dislocation - DP x2

  • (Same patient as image below)
  • Rather than widening of joint space the image on the left shows overlapping bone at the MTPJ due to dislocation
  • The image on the right shows appearances once the bones have been returned to their correct position

Foot - MTPJ dislocation - Lateral x2

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Foot - MTPJ dislocation - Lateral x2

  • (Same patient as image above)
  • These images compare the position of the bones at time of dislocation and following relocation

Foot - Mid-foot dislocation

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Foot - Mid-foot dislocation

  • High force trauma to the foot may result in dislocation of hindfoot or midfoot bones