Tips, Quips, and Pearls| Volume 49, ISSUE 2, P194-196, March 2010

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Chevron Arthrodesis of the Interphalangeal Joint for Hammertoe Correction


      Interphalangeal joint arthrodesis is a common procedure to correct fixed or semifixed lesser toe contracture. The authors present a simple modification to end-to-end interphalangeal joint arthrodesis that increases surface area and enhances construct stability. The technique is most commonly used for the proximal interphalangeal joint and may be combined with any number of fixation techniques.


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