Curled toes

Case contributed by Matthew Hung

Presentation

14 year old girl with a history of DiGeorge Syndrome, incidentally noted to have curvature of the toes.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years old
Gender: Female
X-ray

There is flexion and varus deformity at the distal interphalangeal joints of the 3rd, 4th and 5th toes bilaterally, consistent with "curled toes".

Case Discussion

Curled toes, also known as varus toes, can affect any of the lesser digits of the foot and are often observed bilaterally. The deformity is often noticed at infancy, but may present later in childhood, especially if contractures have developed.

 

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center    

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