mallet toe


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mallet toe

A flexion deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint of the lesser toes, affecting a single toe or two adjacent toes. Mallet toe is less common than hammer toe (a flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint) and becomes symptomatic in adolescence or adulthood with development of a painful “corn” at the tip of the toe.

mallet toe

A flexion deformity of the distal interphalangeal joint of the lesser toes, affecting 1 toe or 2 adjacent toes; MT is less common than hammer toe–a flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint–and becomes symptomatic in adolescence or adulthood with development of a painful 'corn' at the tip of the toe. See Hammer toe.

mal·let toe

(mal'et tō)
A toe in neutral position at the metatarsophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints, but flexed at the distal interphalangeal joint.
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A mallet toe is a flexion deformity of the DIP joint.
Hammer toe is differentiated from curly toe, which has combined plantarflexion of all three joints as well as from mallet toe, which has a neutral position of the MTP and PIP joints and flexion at the DIP joint