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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hammertoe Correction (Overview)

Hammertoe correction refers to many different procedures, all intended to correct for a contracted toe which is causing pain and difficulty in shoewear. The procedures range from soft tissue procedures involving tendon and capsule work to arthroplasty which is a remodeling of the bone structure to a fusion of the toe to maintain corrected position. Which procedure is used is by physician choice.


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What to do about my hammertoes?

What to do about my hammertoes?

Conservative tx: Is to find appropriately fitting shoes or wear silicone toe protectors, surgical tx is to fix them. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
136 doctors shared insights

Hammertoe Correction (Overview)

Hammertoe correction refers to many different procedures, all intended to correct for a contracted toe which is causing pain and difficulty in shoewear. The procedures range from soft tissue procedures involving tendon and capsule work to arthroplasty which is a remodeling of the bone structure to a fusion of the toe to maintain corrected position. Which procedure is used is by physician choice.


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What can I do about my hammertoes?

What can I do about my hammertoes?

Surgery/ palliative: The surgical correction of Hammertoes is reserve for people that have tried different conservative treatment and they have failed. This surgery and recuperation is very easy when done with the right technique. Swelling is the most common complain after surgery, and is easily treated with compression and/or a steroid injection. This surgery is not as bad as people think. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about hammertoes surgery?

Can you please tell me about hammertoes surgery?

There are two : Basic kinds, one where a piece of bone is removed at the joint or fused at the joint. Your doc will ell you decide which is best for you. ...Read more

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Today my surgeon released the tendons on two hammertoes. When will I be able to drive again?

Driving back: Is the procedure was done with minimal incision you can drive the next day. The important this is to wrap that toe with compression dressing and don't let it go swollen. ...Read more

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If i were to have tenotomy surgery for the repair of hammertoes, would i be able to resume rigorous physical activity, such as running?

If i were to have tenotomy surgery for the repair of hammertoes, would i be able to resume rigorous physical activity, such as running?

Tenotomy: Yes - however you do have to give the toes a time to heal. Skin or incision healing time is typically 2-3 days, but the toe(s) may still be sore . So give yourself some time to heal and you should be fine. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do podiatrists do for bunions and hammertoes?

Need doctor's help! what do podiatrists do for bunions and hammertoes?

Fix them: Hammer toes get straightened out as do bunions. With a bunion, generally the bunion gets cut off and the metatarsal bone and great toe get straightened out. ...Read more

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I have a bunion, hammertoes and overlapping toes. Have seen ortopedic surgeon... Said i need surgery on all toes..Yikes! how horrible will this be, ?

I have a bunion, hammertoes and overlapping toes.  Have seen ortopedic surgeon... Said i need surgery on all toes..Yikes!  how horrible will this be, ?

Manageable pain: Generally, the procedures performed, the more post-op pain. Having said that, there are several techniques that will make recovery more pleasant. Your podiatric or orthopedic surgeon can start you on antiinflammatories prior to surgery. They can also inject steroid intra-op. A combination of narcotics and nsaids are used post-op. Follow post-op instructions closely and keep a positive attitude. ...Read more

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Whats involved in a hammertoe correction?

Whats involved in a hammertoe correction?

Depends: This depends on the severity and flexibility of the hammertoe and any other joint contractures. Examples include: simple transecting of a tendon on the underside of the toe, cutting of bone to resect a portion of the contracted joint to reduce the deformity with possible creation of a surgical fusion. Other procedures may be required to address other joint contractures. Pins may be needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hammertoe correction?

What is the definition or description of: hammertoe correction?

Repair of bent toes: Hammertoe correction refers to many different procedures, all intended to correct for a contracted toe which is causing pain and difficulty in shoewear. The procedures range from soft tissue procedures involving tendon and capsule work to arthroplasty which is a remodeling of the bone structure to a fusion of the toe to maintain corrected position. Which procedure is used is by physician choice. ...Read more

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