Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011 , Vol 57 , Num 2
Dactylitis, Hammer Toe and Claw Toe Deformities in Reactive Arthritis: A Case Report
Saliha Karatay 1 ,Kadir Yıldırım 1 ,Rana Karaoğlu 2 ,Suat Eren 3 ,Zeynep Saruhan 2
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye
3 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.57.21

Hammer toe is a plantar flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the toe with compensatory hyperextension of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints. Claw toe deformity consists of hyperflexion at the PIP and DIP joints with hyperextension at the MTP joint. Among all inflammatory diseases, both deformities generally occur in rheumatoid arthritis. We herein report the first case of hammer toe and claw toe deformities associated with dactylitis in a patient with reactive arthritis 

Keywords : Hammer toe, claw toe, reactive arthritis, dactylitis