Hammertoe Syndrome is the term used to describe changes in the metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the toes in the sagittal plane. These changes are accompanied by clinical signs such as hyperkeratosis and joint rigidity, with compound the anatomicamente deformity with pain and difficulty walking.
There may also be dislocation of the metatarsophalangeal joint and other, less common combinations in the positioning of the Interphalangeal joints.
The percutaneous treatment of hammertoe deformity is indicated according to the type of deformity. Usually using 3 small incisions flexor and estensor tenotomy, dorsal capsulotomy, proximal and medial phalanx osteotomy, condilectomy are performed.