claw toe


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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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Patients with claw toe deformities present with a variety of symptoms related to the position of the toe.
Mostafa Abousayed Hallux Claw Toe Foot and ankle clinics 2014 .
Operation of hammer toes and claw toes, and treatment of unfavourable results (author's transl Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb.
Modified Girdlestones-Taylor procedure for claw toes in spinal cord injury.
A varus position of the hindfoot was found and claw toes on digits 2-5.
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.
Claw toes were located in digits 2-5, and digit 1 was shortened.
A collapsed transversal plantar-arch was found and claw toes in digits 2-5.
Only minor foot deformities and claw toes were seen.