Mallet toe correctiondistal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty

Mallet toe correction is indicated for lesions that develop at the tip of the toe. In the presence of mallet toe deform

Fig. 8.5 Surgical correction of hammer toe deformity, (a) Preoperative appearance of a rigid hammer toe, 2nd toe, right foot. Notice the very prominent deformity at the proximal interphalangeal joint, (b) The extensor digitorum longus

ity the tip of the toe is traumatized with every step that the patient takes. The initial lesion is a callus, which eventually progresses to a preulcerative lesion (haemorrhage within the callus) and then to a full-thickness ulcer that may probe to bone.

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