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The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers top rated diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of common foot conditions. Our doctors provide expertise in the treatment of mallet toe.
Mallet toe is a deformity involving the lesser toes. In a mallet toe, the joint at the very tip of the digit flexes downwards towards the floor.
The second toe is commonly affected because this toe is often the longest, but any of the lesser toes may be involved. The most frequent cause of mallet toe is tight fitting shoes that compress the toes into a narrow toe box. When the toes are repetitively held in this position, the tendons and ligaments eventually become contracted which makes the deformity permanent.
The causes of mallet toe include:
Patients with mallet toes often complain of pain at the tip of the toe where the toe rubs against the floor. Symptoms of mallet toe include:
The orthopedic foot and ankle specialist will examine the mallet toe to determine if the deformity is flexible or rigid. This will help determine the type of procedure to perform if surgery is required. X-rays can help identify signs of trauma or arthritis.
The top rated team of doctors and surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is recognized as one of the region’s best programs for foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. Our surgeons offer pioneering surgical care and innovative, one-of-a-kind treatment for foot and ankle conditions, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, flat feet, heel pain, foot and ankle trauma, nerve problems and problems of the big toe. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
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Dr. John Campbell treats routine and complex foot and ankle disorders, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle and Achilles tendinitis, as well as total ankle replacement.
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