You are here

Dynamic Hallux Abductus

  • synonym: Wandering Toe
  • great toe deviates medially during ambulation while remainder of forefoot remains straight
  • thought to be caused by imbalance of the great toe abductor and adductor
  • usually resolves with age and fine motor coordination development


The information on this website is intended for orthopaedic surgeons.  It is not intended for the general public. The information on this website may not be complete or accurate.  The eORIF website is not an authoritative reference for orthopaedic surgery or medicine and does not represent the "standard of care".  While the information on this site is about health care issues and sports medicine, it is not medical advice. People seeking specific medical advice or assistance should contact a board certified physician.  See Site Terms / Full Disclaimer