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How bad does it hurt to remove the pin after hammer toe surgery?

How bad does it hurt to remove the pin after hammer toe surgery?

Not bad at all: Most of the time- patients don't feel this at all. If you are scared, the doc can always prescribe you something to calm you down before you go tot the office or can give you local anesthesia but most often this is notnecessary. ...Read more

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Toe Surgery (Definition)

Toe surgery is/are the operative procedure (s) necessary to correct for and address injuries, degeneration, infection, or deformities of the toes. They are usually performed by ...Read more


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Can I walk with a cam walker after hammer toe surgery and pins in my toes to straighten them?

Can I walk with a cam walker after hammer toe surgery and pins in my toes to straighten them?

Yes: A surgical shoe is usually enough, however, a rigid walking boot such as a cam walker will work as well. Consult with your surgeon as to what he or she would think would be best for you. ...Read more

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Describe hammer toe surgery?

Describe hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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What is hammer toe surgery like?

What is hammer toe surgery like?

Hammertoe repair: An incision is made overlying the contracted joint. The soft tissue attachments are released exposing the joint. The joint may be left separated or fusion of the ends may be attempted. For fusion, the cartilaginous ends of the bone are removed and the ends are approximated and stabilized via a wire, screw, pin, or implant. The contracted tendons may need to be cut or lengthened. ...Read more

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What is done during hammer toe surgery?

What is done during hammer toe surgery?

A small section: Of bone is removed, usually the end of the proximal phalanx, which frees up the joint and allows the toe to straighten. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a hammer toe surgery?

How painful is it to get a hammer toe surgery?

Not terrible.: If you catch hammertoes early, a small, in-office procedure to release a tendon may allow the toe to lie straight. If the deformity is rigid, surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Post-op pain is controlled with elevation and a prescription medication from your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the process of removal for hammer toe surgery?

What is the process of removal for hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the complications arising from hammer toe surgery?

Depends: It depends what type of surgery is performed bc you can have what's called an arthroplasty or an arthrodesis (fusion). Typically both procedures can have several complications. They begin with infection, failure or fracture of hardware, toe edema, stiffness (at the mpj), drifting toe, dislocation, nonunion (fusion only) and gangrene/ischemia leading to amputation (worst case scenario). ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to recover from hammer toe surgery?

How long does it normally take to recover from hammer toe surgery?

Ask your surgeon.: Every surgery is different, and depending on what type of procedure you have, you may be able to walk a few days after surgery, or you might need to be off of it for several weeks. Ask your surgeon when you can progress to weight bearing, when you can start wearing regular shoes, and when you can start exercising. Post-operative x-rays will tell them how fast you're healing. ...Read more

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Having bunion & hammer toe surgery. Does it hurt much afterwards?

Yes.: But the amount of pain is variable and pain medication is provided to help you through the process. The pain is similar to the pain of a broken bone. The worst of it usually occurs in the first 24-72 hours after surgery, then begins to taper off gradually. ...Read more

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Can you get surgery for hammer toe?

Can you get surgery for hammer toe?

Absolutely.: Surgery is the definitive treatment for hammertoe deformities that are rigid an cause pain. The procedure is relatively straight forward and the success rate is high. ...Read more

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What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

What is the surgery like for hammer toe?

Removing the joint: Depending on whether you have a flexible or a rigid deformity will dictate the choice of procedure. In both instances the buckled joint is removed, but depending on severity, it may or may not be fused. Typically an outpatient procedure but the bone has to heal after this planned fracture which is generally 6-8 weeks - in a special shoe/boot. Ask your surgeon for specifics. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for crossover toe or hammer toe?

Yes: There are several procedures that can correct this. The surgery is out patient. ...Read more

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What surgery is used to correct hammer toe besides pins?

Differnet implants: The surgery is the same however there are newer implants that go inside the bone to fuse the joints. They are heat activated and expand the internal cortex of the bone. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on surgery to correct a "hammer toe"?

Can you give me more info on surgery to correct a "hammer toe"?

Toe contracture care: Different procedures may be performed depending on the severity of the deformity. The joint may be left separated or fusion of the ends may be attempted. For fusion, the cartilaginous ends of the bone are removed and the ends are approximated and stabilized via a wire, screw, pin, or implant. Tedons may need to be cut or lengthened. ...Read more

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I got hallux valgus hammer toe correction surgery. How long is the road to recovery?

I got hallux valgus hammer toe correction surgery. How long is the road to recovery?

Ask surgeon: This should have been all spelled out for you before the procedure. There are also different procedures that take different amounts of time to heal. ...Read more

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I had hammer toe bunionectomy and neuroma surgery on my foot. How long before I can walk?

I had hammer toe bunionectomy and neuroma surgery on my foot. How long before I can walk?

1 day to 4 weeks: After neuroma surgery you can walk immediately as well as with hammertoe procedures. The rate limiting surgery is the bunionectomy. After some procedures it is ok to put weight immediately on the foot in a postop shoe or a walking brace (usually a soft tissue procedure) other types where the bone is cut or fused and held in place with screws/plate may have no weight for 4-8 weeks. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Have bunyon left foot, hammer toes too. How complicated is the surgery to fix them?

Have bunyon left foot, hammer toes too. How complicated is the surgery to fix them?

Not complicated: Surgery is not complicated, however, it does require a period of immobilization after surgery pending on the type of procedure chosen by your surgeon. It takes at least 6 weeks to recover and I usually tell my patients that expect to be in regular shoes by 3 months after surgery. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to fix a bunion and hammer toes without surgery?

Is there anyway to fix a bunion and hammer toes without surgery?

No: In 30 years of practice, I have never seen a bunion corrected by orthotics, splinting or other external devices. Certainly, improving the biomechanics of the foot can help prevent bunions by slowing or arresting their development, but once the deformity is present, surgery is the only method of "curing" it. That being said, many small deformities may respond to shoe modification or simple padding. ...Read more

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My foot is still in pain after having surgery to fix hammer toes. What can I do?

My foot is still in pain after having surgery to fix hammer toes. What can I do?

See below: Not knowing how long ago the surgery was you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a surgery on hammer toes?

Which procedure?: If you have a small, in-office procedure to release a tendon, you should be healed within two weeks. If the deformity is rigid, and you have an outpatient procedure in an operating room involving bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants, you'll likely only put weight on your heel for the first few weeks. You may be swollen for several months (feet take a long time to get rid of swelling!). ...Read more

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How long do the pins stay in after hmer toe surgery?

Approx 4-6 weeks: Assuming you are talking about an arthrodesis or fusion of the toe with a k- wire. ...Read more

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What happens after curly toe surgery?

Quick recovery: Typically, surgery for a curly toe deformity is followed by immediate weightbearing in a protective shoe. Expect some swelling in the toe for approximately 6 weeks. Your surgeon may also want you to buddy tape the toe after surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go to school right after toe surgery?

THAT WOULD ALL: Depend on the type of surgery you had which you did not say. Questions like this should really be asked to your surgeon as only know what he did. ...Read more

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I got toe surgery yesterday, my toes are really sore?

I got toe surgery yesterday, my toes are really sore?

No doubt...: Your surgeon probably gave you a prescription for some pain meds. Try taking them as directed and applying cold packs, elevate the foot and rest. ...Read more

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