Proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty

Proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty is indicated for correction of rigidly contracted hammer toes with

Fig. 8.4 Digital deformities. Areas of friction and elevated pressure are identified beneath the metatarsal head, over the prominent proximal interphalangeal joint, and at the tip of the toe. (a) Hammertoe, (b) Claw toe. (c) Surgical correction of hammer toe deformity with proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty and internal fixation with a Kirschner wire.

Fig. 8.4 Digital deformities. Areas of friction and elevated pressure are identified beneath the metatarsal head, over the prominent proximal interphalangeal joint, and at the tip of the toe. (a) Hammertoe, (b) Claw toe. (c) Surgical correction of hammer toe deformity with proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty and internal fixation with a Kirschner wire.

or without ulceration at the tip of the toe, or over the prominent proximal interphalangeal joint (Fig. 8.5a).

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