Transfer of the flexor digitorum longus for the correction of lesser-toe deformities.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: This study reviewed the results, complications, and patient satisfaction rates of a modified technique of flexor-to-extensor tendon transfer for correction of lesser-toe deformities. METHODS: Records of 38 patients (79 toes; 46 feet) were identified and reviewed retrospectively. The mean duration of clinical followup was 33 (range 6 to 121) months. The average age of patients was 65 (range 27 to 82) years; 32 were women (84%) and six were men. RESULTS: In 89% of the toes (70 toes; 34 patients; 42 feet) patients were satisfied with the procedure and would have it again. CONCLUSIONS: The technique described for flexor-to-extensor transfer for correction of lesser-toe deformities resulted in few complications, no "floating" toes and high patient satisfaction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Boyer, ML; DeOrio, JK

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 422 - 430

PubMed ID

  • 17475135

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3113/FAI.2007.0422


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States