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Unusual stress fractures of the proximal phalanx of the great toe: a report of two cases
  1. G C Pitsis1,
  2. J P Best2,
  3. M R Sullivan3
  1. 1Southern Districts SPORT Specialists, Sylvania Waters, NSW 2224, Australia
  2. 2Eastern Suburbs Sports Medicine Center, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3St Vincent’s Clinic, Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Pitsis
 SPORT Specialists, 28 Shiprock Road, Port Hacking, NSW 2229, Australia;


Stress fractures of the toes are rare. Most reported fractures of the proximal phalanx of the great toe have been associated with halux valgus deformity. Two cases are presented that illustrate several unique features of this rare injury which have not been reported before. One of the cases went on to non-union, requiring bone grafting and internal fixation.

  • great toe
  • phalanx
  • stress fracture

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