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Hammer toe. Close-up of the foot of a 51-year-old male patient with a hammer toe. A hammer toe, or contracted toe, is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer.
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