Chronic sports-related injuries involving the hallux are well known in adult populations. However, they are less frequently described in adolescents. We present 2 cases of elite-level gymnasts with neglected Salter–Harris IV fractures involving the proximal phalanx of the great toe following a severe hyperextension injury to the metatarsophalangeal joint. Both were successfully treated with open reduction and internal fixation with return to pre-injury level of activity, improvement in outcome scores, and demonstration of no disability from injury 2 years after surgical intervention.
- hallux fracture