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Congenital Curly Toe

congenital curly toe picture

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ICD-9 Classification / Treatment
Etiology / Natural History Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis
Anatomy Complications
Clinical Evaluation Follow-up Care
Xray / Diagnositc Tests Review References


Curly Toe ICD-9

Curly Toe Etiology / Epidemiology / Natural History

  • autosomal dominant, present at birth

Curly Toe Anatomy

Curly Toe Clinical Evaluation

  • toe held in flexion and medial deviation, often displacing adjacent toe dorsally
  • generally asymptomatic

Curly Toe Xray / Diagnositc Tests

Curly Toe Classification / Treatment

  • Non-operative treatment = shoe modification and reassurance
  • Surgical treatment =flexor tendon tenotomy (Harner A, JBJS 1993;75Br:662).

Curly Toe Associated Injuries / Differential Diagnosis

Curly Toe Complications

Curly Toe Follow-up Care

Curly Toe Review References

  • Hamer AJ, Stanley D, Smith TW: Surgery for curly toe deformity:  A double-blind, randomized, prospective trial.  J Bone Joint Surg Br 1993;75:662-663.
  • Ross ER, Menelaus MB: Open flexor tenotomy for hammer toes and curly toes in childhood.  J Bone Joint Surg Br 1984;66:770-771



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