Extensor Digitorum Brevis Transfer Technique to Correct Multiplanar Deformity of the Lesser Digits

Kimberlee B. Hobizal, Dane K. Wukich, Jeffrey Manway

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Abstract

Lesser digital deformities may present a surgical challenge to even the most skilled foot and ankle surgeon. Multiplanar toe deformities, including the crossover toe, are especially difficult to correct with reproducible results. Undercorrection, pain, stiffness, and recurrent deformity are well reported throughout foot and ankle literature. The goal of this article is to describe a method of correcting digital deformity utilizing the extensor digitorum brevis tendon transfer and a biotenodesis screw. The controlled tension established with the extensor tendon provides the necessary stability for multiplanar correction of multiplanar digital deformities. This technical tip article should serve as pilot study for future evaluation of this method of correction. Levels of Evidence: Level IV: Case series

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-257
Number of pages6
JournalFoot and Ankle Specialist
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • biotenodesis
  • digital deformity
  • extensor digitorum brevis (EDB)
  • second toe
  • tendon transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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