Hammer toe correction using an absorbable pin.

  title={Hammer toe correction using an absorbable pin.},
  author={Kurt Frederick Konkel and Eric R Sover and Andrea Gayle Menger and Jennifer M Halberg},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={32 10},
BACKGROUND Fixed flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint with or without hyperextension of the metatarsaophalangeal joint, hammertoe, is one of the most common foot deformities. Many surgical options have been recommended including the use of a more flexible PDS Orthosorb absorbable pin for fixation. The authors, using the PDS pin technique, reported some coronal angulations with painful soft corns requiring surgical correction. A new proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis… CONTINUE READING


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