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Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon

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dc.contributor.author Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Viejo Tirado, Fermín
dc.contributor.author Prados-Frutos, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.author Losa Iglesias, Marta Elena
dc.contributor.author Jules, Kevin T.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-26T14:36:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-26T14:36:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, R., Viejo Tirado, F., Prados Frutos, J. C., Losa Iglesias, M. E., & Jules, K. T. (2008). Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 98(1), 27-35. spa
dc.identifier.issn 87507315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5467
dc.description.abstract Transposition of the flexor digitorum longus tendon has been widely reported for the correction of flexible claw or hammer toe deformities. In contrast, a search of the literature revealed no previous reports of transposition of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon for treatment of these conditions. We performed a cadaver study to determine whether the flexor digitorum brevis tendon is long enough to be transferred to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx of the toe from its lateral or medial aspect. Transposition of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon was attempted in 180 toes of cadaver feet: 45 second toes, 45 third toes, 45 fourth toes, and 45 fifth toes. The flexor digitorum brevis tendon was long enough to be successfully transposed in 100% of the second, third, and fourth toes and in 42 (93.3%) of the fifth toes. In the three remaining fifth toes (6.7%), the flexor digitorum brevis tendon was absent, a known anatomical variation. In conclusion, transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx can be performed for correction of claw or hammer toe deformities, especially in the second, third, and fourth toes. The transverse aponeurotic fibers originating from the extensor digitorum longus impede the transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon, and meticulous excision of these fibers is essential to the success of the procedure. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 0.586 JCR (2008) Q4, 38/49 Orthopedics spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.7547/0980027
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Tendón-Heridas y lesiones spa
dc.subject.uem Podología spa
dc.subject.unesco Ciencias médicas spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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