Digital Arthrodesis of the Lesser Toes.

  title={Digital Arthrodesis of the Lesser Toes.},
  author={James P. Sullivan and Catherine L Churchill},
  journal={Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery},
  volume={34 3},
Foot and ankle surgeons frequently treat digital deformities of the lesser toes surgically. Arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint is the workhorse procedure for correction of hammer toe contractures. Fusion of the interphalangeal joint can be fixated with a variety of methods, including K-wire fixation, intramedullary implants, absorbable pins, and screws. Each method of fixation has advantages and disadvantages, such as variations in complication rates, cost, and fusion rates… CONTINUE READING
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