hammer toe(redirected from hammer toes)
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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.
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.
permanent flexion deformity of a toe at an interphalangeal joint.
hammer toeHallux valgus Podiatry A flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint–PIP of lesser toes, due to an imbalance of the intrinsic foot muscles; HT may occur when longer toes are pressed back into line with other toes most commonly from tight shoes, affecting 2nd to 4th; curling can cause a painful corn on dorsum of PIP or tenderness on plantar aspect of affected toe Conservative management Make deeper toe box, slitting shoe over affected toe, strapping toe into extension, or manipulating the toe to maintain mobility Surgical treatment Keller arthroplasty to remove exostosis, proximal phalangectomy
ham·mer toe(ham'ĕr tō)
Permanent flexion at the midphalangeal joint of one or more of the toes.