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Interdigital Lesions (9)

  • Dirk Hochlenert
  • Gerald Engels
  • Stephan Morbach
  • Stefanie Schliwa
  • Frances L. Game
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Abstract

The interphalangeal joints (IP joints) represent a physiological enlargement of the toes. When the toes are pressed against each other, the adjacent toe can exert pressure on the joint and vice versa. Hyperkeratosis and ulcers may affect the joint by exerting pressure on itself or the adjacent toe. If both are affected the term ‘kissing ulcers’ may be used.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Zimny S, Schatz H, Pfohl M. The role of limited joint mobility in diabetic patients with an at-risk foot. Diabetes Care. 2004;27(4):942–6.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Hochlenert
    • 1
  • Gerald Engels
    • 2
  • Stephan Morbach
    • 3
  • Stefanie Schliwa
    • 4
  • Frances L. Game
    • 5
  1. 1.Amb. Zentrum für DiabetologieEndoskopie & Wundheilung GemeinschaftspraxisKölnGermany
  2. 2.Department of Wound SurgerySt. Vinzenz Hospital and MVZ St. MarienKölnGermany
  3. 3.Department of Diabetes and AngiologyMarienkrankenhaus GmbHSoestGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Anatomy, Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  5. 5.Department of Diabetes and EndocrinologyDerby Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDerbyUK

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