Trigger toe in classical-ballet dancers

  • Paul Lereim
  • Published 1985 in Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery


Classical ballet involves extreme physical demands on the body—in part, strains beyond the physiological limits. Balance on the tips of the toes en pointe means extreme plantar flexion of the ankle and first toe in the weight-bearing position. We have treated two cases of stenosing tendovaginitis of the flexor hallucis longus tendon. A 22-year-old male… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00435951


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