Claw toe

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Classification according to ICD-10
M20.5 Other deformities of the toe (s) (acquired)
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)
Lateral x-ray image of a clawed toe (2nd toe) with a clearly hyperextended metacarpal joint. The tip of the toe is no longer on the ground. The patient also suffered from hallux valgus .

The claw toe is a misalignment of the toes caused by contraction of the flexor and extensor muscles of the foot . The tips of the toes often do not reach the ground, the metatarsophalangeal joint is completely or almost dislocated ( dislocation or subluxation ).

The consequences are often pressure loads in the dorsal area of ​​the toe joints , corns , lesions , etc.

See also


  • Carl Joachim Wirth: Orthopedic Practice , Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart / New York, 2001, ISBN 3-13-125683-4

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