Digiti Quinti Varus/Contracted under riding fifth toe
Also called – digiti minimi varus
A transverse and frontal plane deformity of the toe where the fifth digit is rotated into a varus or inverted position.
Familial predisposition/inherited factors.
Fifth digit under rides the fourth toe – proximal IP joint is in varus position.
Heloma molle may arise from the pressure interdigitally from the rotation of the ‘heads’ of the phalanges.
Generally not needed.
Treat inflammation and hyerkeratotic lesions.