Sequential release procedure for hammer toe:
A number of procedures/releases are done in sequence for correction of the hammer toe – after each procedure the metatarsal head to determine amount of correction.
Sequence of procedures:
• Resection of long extensor hood
• Tenotomy of long extensor
• Proximal phalangeal joint capsulotomy and arthroplasty
• Metatarsophalangeal joint capsulotomy
• Metatarsophalangeal joint flexor plate release