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Arthroscopic-assisted correction of claw toe or overriding toe deformity: plantar plate tenodesis

Tun Hing Lui
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2007, 127 (9): 823-6
Hyperextension of the metatarsophalangeal joint is the key component of claw toe deformity. We describe an arthroscopic technique to stabilize the plantar plate and reduce the metatarsophalangeal joint. Under arthroscopic guide, the dorsal capsule is released. The plantar plate is anchored and sutured to the extensor digiturum longus tendon. In case of overriding toe deformity, the medial capsule is also reduced and lateral capsule is plicated under arthroscopic guide.

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