Closed reduction was unsuccessful in a 6-year-old girl with a dislocated proximal interphalangeal joint of the second toe. Surgical exploration revealed soft-tissue entrapment by a ruptured medial collateral ligament. After the entrapment was cleared, the joint was reduced but remained unstable. The ligament was repaired with an all-suture mini-anchor to restore stability. The patient had a good recovery, and normal toe function had been restored by 3 months.
This rare case demonstrates the safety of the use of all-suture mini-anchors in treating similar injuries in children because they leave a minimal footprint and a minimal amount of foreign material.
1Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, United Kingdom
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