Re: surgery

This is not that uncommon a deformity. I had a patient bring their newborn in on the way home from the hospital with the congenital overlapping 5th toe. I showed her how to tape the toes everyday for several months. It straightened out. I saw the child yeatrs later and the toe was straight so I know the taping worked.

I have noted in some of these deformities, the pulp of the 4th and 5th toes have shifted from years of pressure. Sometimes the nails are also deformed and that doesn't change.

This is alot more work than most patients imagine it is. Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 03, 2005 at 22:16:33:

In Reply to: surgery posted by Jeff on February 03, 2005 at 00:08:29:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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