Checkrein deformity treated through a forefoot approach

a case report




Joint deformities, acquired/surgery, Foot Deformities, Metatarsophalangeal joint, Tendon injuries


Checkrein deformity is characterized by flexible plantar flexion contracture of the interphalangeal joint and flexible extension contracture of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux. It occurs due to entrapment of the flexor hallucis longus in the callus formation at the fracture site or within scar tissue on lower limb. Currently, there is still no consensus about the best surgical treatment for this deformity. The aim of this study is to report a case of a patient that was treated with a novel approach for the treatment of checkrein deformity of the hallux located in the forefoot, with satisfactory functional outcomes. Level of Evidence V; Therapeutics Studies; Expert Opinion.



How to Cite

Miranda, B. R. de, Barroco, R. dos S., Nishikawa, D. R. C., Oliveira, L. Z. P. de, & Ghani, M. B. A. (2019). Checkrein deformity treated through a forefoot approach: a case report. Scientific Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 13(4), 259–63.