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Description: Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
term describes abnormal flexion posture of PIP joint of one of lesser 4 toes;
- the hammer toe deformity is similar to the curly toe deformity but is not malrotated;
- flexion deformity of PIP may be fixed or supple;
- w/ severe hammer toe deformity, MP joint may go into hyperextension (distal joint usually stays supple);

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Wheeless
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
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