Turf toe: review of the literature and surgical technique

Tyler W. Fraser, Jesse F. Doty


Turf toe is a relatively rare but serious injury to the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. The injury is most commonly seen in high level athletes due to hyperdorsiflexion of the first MTP joint. Turf toe can cause significant morbidity and loss of playing time in elite athletes. This article provides a review of the current literature with the author’s surgical technique for turf toe repair.