Trigger hallux: A rare case of stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor hallucis longus in a ballet dancer (hallux saltans)

Mohd Fadhli Miskon, Mohd Yazid Bajuri*, Abdul Muhaimin Ali, Azammuddin Alias, Srijit Das

*Corresponding author for this work

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Triggering of the big toe is an uncommon presentation. Here we present a case of a ballet dancer complaint of pain along the posteromedial aspect of the left ankle, associated with triggering of her big toe. To our knowledge, there have not been any reports on the above condition in our region. With changing of lifestyle and demand of the population, clinicians should be aware of this, therefore appropriate management and treatment can be given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Hallux saltans
  • Stenosing tenosynovitis
  • Trigger hallux

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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