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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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Fused Fingers (Definition)

Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic ( assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do ...Read more


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Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

Could foot surgeries fix crooked and overlapping toes?

HAMMER TOES: It sounds like you have hammer toes. Provided you are in good general health, surgery is an option. Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

Webbing of toes: Incomplete separation and differentiation of the toes during gestation is the cause. It can be corrected surgically if indicated. ...Read more

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Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

Numbness in fingers after ulnar neuropathy surgery?

It is possible.: Altered sensation is an inherent risk of any surgery. Have it evaluated by your physician and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is hand swelling normal after carpal tunnel surgery?

Is hand swelling normal after carpal tunnel surgery?

Yes: Initially swelling would be normal. Elevating your hand and moving your fingers should help with this. After several weeks, there should not be hand swelling. Some wrist swelling at the incision site may be normal though for 6 weeks.. ...Read more

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Is tingling in the fingers after carpal tunnel surgery normal?

Is tingling in the fingers after carpal tunnel surgery normal?

Can be: Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, clumsiness, etc. Most if not all symptoms usually resolve after surgery. However, symptoms can persist or even worsen immediately after surgery, possibly due to the anesthetic and/or postoperative swelling. Any concern should immediately be addressed with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Is webbed finger or toe repair a very common procedure?

Is webbed finger or toe repair a very common procedure?

The deformity is not: Thatnot that common so neither is the reconstruction. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Is radial tunnel syndrome surgery the same as tennis elbow surgery?

Elbow surgery: No. Radial tunnel surgery involves decompressing the radial nerve at the forearm. Tennis elbow surgery involves debriding the extensor capri radialis brevis tendon inflamed origin. ...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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Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Yes: It depends on your goals. In addition to bunion excision fat grafting and laser treatments can provide more youthful appearing feet. ...Read more

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1,2&3 tarsal fusion with hardware?

1,2&3  tarsal fusion with hardware?

Middle of your foot: This is most likely a fusion of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd metatarsal or long bone in your foot to the cuineoform bones which are in the tarsal area of your foot. The bones are held together with hardware, plates, screws, staples any of these can be used to allow the bones to heal together. Usually the hardware does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

By proper surgeon: Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery. An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this. ...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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What to expect with surgery 2 correct ulnar drift, swan neck deformities n fingers &carpal tunnel surgery? Will I have to stay in hospital? Painful?

What to expect with surgery 2 correct ulnar drift, swan neck deformities n fingers &carpal tunnel  surgery?  Will I have to stay in hospital? Painful?

Moderately painful: None of the procedures is particularly painful, but there will be a number of incisions. You will be in a splint, that also keeps the pain down. Would not anticipate hospitalization unless your general medical condition warrants it. Suggest you go over these questions with your surgeon, since everyone is different. ...Read more

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In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

Yes: If the surgery is successful, you will be much better than you were before and as such should be able to participate in amucj higher activity level than before surgery. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Rare finger deformity. Is there a surgical fix?

Possibly: Go see a hand surgeon for appropriate evaluation and he can tell you if there is a solution or not. ...Read more

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My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes. I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

My left foot towards sideways/outwards, even in different shoes.  I'm 67, 6' tall woman, narrow feet with high arch, hammer/crossed toes & neuropathy.

Hip muscle weakness: The neuropathy has not caused the lateral deviation In the foot placement. This is typically a hip,muscle weakness. You should be in a better shoe,to,accommodate the hammer toes, or see a podiatrist to determine if foot reconstruction is needed for these multiple maladies ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more