Soft tissue procedures for hammer/claw toe

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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

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