cock-up toe deformity

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cock-up toe deformity

ORTHOPAEDICS

Definition A condition that usually affects the fifth toe*, which is characterised by a loss of function of the interossei and lumbricale muscles, which overpowers the flexor tendon, resulting in an overriding toe and depressed metatarsal heads, leaving both prone to ulceration.

*It may also affect the great toe, in which case it is cleverly known as cock-up deformity of the great toe

Management Dorsal and plantar-shaped incisions around the toe and extensor digitorum longus tenotomy and circumferential MTP joint release–Butler procedure

Synonyms Cockup toe, congenital elevation of the fifth toe, digitus minimus varus, digiti quinti varus, overriding fifth toe cock-up toe deformity 

Reference www.eorif.com/AnkleFoot/Cockup.html Black GB, JPO 1985;5:439

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