Hammer-toe deformity

Case contributed by Dr Usman Bashir

Presentation

Being evaluated for hallux valgus and hammer-toe

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the 2nd digit.

Case Discussion

A hammer toe or contracted toe is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. Mallet toe is a similar condition affecting the distal interphalangeal joint.

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