Pertinent Pearls On Treating First MPJ Injuries In Athletes

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A Brief Overview Of First MPJ Structures

Collateral ligaments
Flexor hallucis brevis muscle and tendon
Adductor hallucis muscle and tendon
Abductor hallucis muscle and tendon
Flexor hallucis longus insertion
Extensor hallucis longus insertion
Extensor hallucis brevis insertion
Intersesamoid ligament

A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS

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   For further reading, see “How To Treat Turf Toe Injuries” in the September 2008 issue of Podiatry Today. To access the archives, visit

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