Flexor tenodesis procedure in the treatment of lesser toe deformities.

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In this technical report study, we describe the use of a flexor tenodesis procedure in the treatment of lesser toe deformities (LTD). Using a specific implant, both the flexor digitorum longus and brevis tendons are attached to the plantar aspect of the proximal phalanx, allowing dynamic correction of flexible deformities of metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints. Good clinical results and absence of complications were observed in a series of 3 patients, with considerable correction of the LTD, and absence of substantial residual floating toe or metatarsophalangeal joint stiffness. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: V - Technical Report/Case Report/Expert Opinion.





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de Cesar Netto, Cesar, Eli L Schmidt, Matthieu Lalevee and Nacime Salomao Barbachan Mansur (2022). Flexor tenodesis procedure in the treatment of lesser toe deformities. Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 142(11). pp. 3125–3137. 10.1007/s00402-021-03942-9 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/27418.

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