Treatment of Flexible Lesser Toe Deformities

Solenne Frey-Ollivier, Fernanda Catena, Marianne Hélix-Giordanino, Barbara Piclet-Legré
Foot and Ankle Clinics 2018, 23 (1): 69-90
Lesser toe deformities are among the most common complaints presented to foot and ankle specialists. These deformities present in variable ways, which makes surgical decision making complex. For every type of deformity, there could be a combination of soft tissues and bony procedures, chosen according to the surgeon's preferences. This article first describes modern classification of lesser toe deformities, and then presents the different treatments and procedures available for those flexible deformities. In addition, this article proposes an algorithm based on clinical/radiological evaluation and step-by-step surgical decision making.

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