• Corpus ID: 42219825

Interdigital clavus: predisposition is the key factor of soft corns.

  title={Interdigital clavus: predisposition is the key factor of soft corns.},
  author={Hubert Gillet},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  • H. Gillet
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • Clinical orthopaedics and related research
The soft corn is defined as an interdigital hyperkeratosis. Footwear contributes to interdigital corns when there is a congenital or acquired predisposing factor. These predisposing factors cause apposition of particular bony prominences between adjacent toes. The congenital factors include a short first metatarsal, a short fifth metatarsal, or third and fourth metatarsals of equal length. The acquired predisposing factors are hallux valgus and associated abduction, hammer deformity, burrowing… 

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