JOURNAL ARTICLE

Correction of fixed hammertoe deformity with resection of the head of the proximal phalanx and extensor tendon tenodesis

S K Sarrafian
Foot & Ankle International 1995, 16 (7): 449-51
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A method of surgical correction of a fixed hammertoe deformity is presented. It incorporates the resection of the head of the proximal phalanx with an extensor tendon tenodesis to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx. The controlled tension in the extensor tendon provides the necessary stability. It alleviates the use of K-wire fixation.

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