Hammertoe Deformity Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 07, 2023
  • Author: Anthony Watson, MD; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, FAOA, FABOS, FAAOS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Surgeons should be able to distinguish between flexible and fixed hammertoe deformities, as well as mallet toe, claw toe, and curly toe deformities. Furthermore, isolated hammertoe should be distinguished from autoimmune forefoot disease.