claw toe


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a digit of the foot.
claw toe a toe deformity seen in many patients with rheumatoid arthritis, consisting of dorsal subluxation of toes 2 through 5; the metatarsal heads bear weight and become painful during walking so that the patient has a shuffling gait.
hammer toe deformity of a toe in which the proximal phalanx is extended and the second and distal phalanges are flexed, causing a clawlike appearance; it most often affects the second toe.
Hammer toe of the second metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. From Ignatavicius and Workman, 2000.
Morton's toe Morton's neuralgia.
pigeon toe a permanent toeing-in position of the feet; severe cases are considered a form of clubfoot (talipes).
webbed t's syndactyly of the toes abnormally joined by strands of tissue at their base.

claw toe

hyperextension and subluxation of a metatarsophalangeal joint, with flexion deformity of the interphalangeal joints and transfer of weight-bearing to the metatarsal head; may be due to neuropathy, muscle imbalance, or joint disease, and typically affects all toes except the first; often causes pain, impairment of gait, and callus formation.
A deformity characterised by metatarsophalangeal joint hyperextension and interphalangeal joint flexion, usually associated with neuropathic conditions—e.g., Friedrich’s ataxia, poliomyelitis, and spinal cord injury—which may be inherited
Management Conservative, tendon resection, joint resection

claw toe

(klaw tō)
Hyperextension and subluxation of a metatarsophalangeal joint, with flexion deformity of the interphalangeal joints and transfer of weight-bearing to the metatarsal head.
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Hammer toes differ from claw toes which have extended MTP joints but both PIPs and DIPs are flexed which produces the claw.
(3.) Coughlin MJ.Mallet toes, hammer toes, claw toes, and corns.
(1) Impaired motor function can result in muscle atrophy and subsequently changes in the shape of the foot and claw toes. Secondly, through loss of protective sensibility patients do not feel increased pressure, pain or heat, and this can result in blisters, burns and ulcers.
Dryness of the skin with callus located at the top of digit 1 was found and claw toes. Clinical findings in the follow-up study: Dryness of the skin was found with callus on top of digits 1-5 and at the base and lateral part of the fifth metatarsal (MT 5).
Pes planovalgus with a hallux valgus and collapsed longitudinal and transversal plantar arch was found with claw toes located on digits 2-5.
Clinical: no ulcer, callus status quo in MTP 1 region, minor changes in footing posture and more claw toes. MRI: MTP 1 abnormalities still present, more MRI abnormalities at Different locations.
Claw toes were located in digits 2-5, and digit 1 was shortened.
Stilettoes and the like can cause irreversible damage to feet and legs - including claw toes, the shortening of calf muscles and back pain.