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Lesser Toe Deformities



    • Look For

    • Valgus or varus deformities
    • Overlapping or underlapping of toes
    • Mallet toe: flexion deformity at the DIP joint with PIP and MTP in neutral position.
    • Hammer toe: flexion deformity at PIP joint with DIP extension.
    • Claw toe: flexion deformity of PIP and DIP joints with MTP extension.
    • Causes of Lesser Toe Deformities

    • Congenital deformity
    • Poor footwear
    • Trauma
    • Inflammatory arthritis
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Metabolic disease
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