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Toe Surgery (Overview)

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 podiatrists or orthopedic surgeons.


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What is toe surgery like?

What is toe surgery like?

It is simple: It is a very simple procedure. If it is for hammertoe correction, it is relatively quick surgery may 15-20 minutes. You will be able to walk after the surgery but this may lead to a lot of swelling and healing could take longer. It will take about a month to return back to normal shoes. ...Read more

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Toe Surgery (Overview)

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 podiatrists or orthopedic surgeons.


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I'm having toe surgery on friday. What can I expect?

I'm having toe surgery on friday. What can I expect?

Depends: On the type of surgery you are having and why you are having it - provide more details so that we can give you more info. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: toe surgery?

Surgery of the toe: 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 podiatrists or orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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How likely would a fourth attempt at toe surgery to be a success?

How likely would a fourth attempt at toe surgery to be a success?

PREVIOUS 3: I would like to know what the original problem was, and the subsequent surgeries. I would like to offer what some may view as too drastic/dramatic a solution. Depending upon which toe it is, would you consider a toe amputation? I've done it for select cases, and patients are generally satisfied. Good luck! Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I had toe surgery a week from yesterday and still i can not bend my toe?

Need more info: This case needs more info as far as what type of surgery was performed. Obviously if you had your toe fused or arthrodesis then you will not able to bend your toe however one week after a toe surgery your toe will be swollen and continue to be swollen for up to six months to a year. ...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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Toe will be numb: Before the ingrown nail procedure, your doctor will numb your toe with an anesthetic. This is done using a needle so there might be a brief moment of discomfort. Once your toe is numb, you will not feel anything sharp or painful for the rest of the procedure. This numbness will last around 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can an ingrown toe surgery feel?

Can somebody tell me how can an ingrown toe surgery feel?

You are: Given local anesthesia so you won't feel the surgery. Afterwards your toe is bandaged. There may be tenderness but usually no pain meds are needed. If you have an ingrown toenail it is smart idea to have the procedure. ...Read more

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I had pinky toe surgery and now my toe is 1/4 shorter. What to do?

I had pinky toe surgery and now my toe is 1/4 shorter. What to do?

Not much: Since surgery was done on the toe, there is not much you can do to restore the length. ...Read more

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Crossover toe surgery 8 days ago.K wire/screw.Concerned.Toe is sticking up/not touching floor. Normal? Thank you.

Crossover toe surgery 8 days ago.K wire/screw.Concerned.Toe is sticking up/not touching floor. Normal? Thank you.

Ask about Purchase.: Depending on how the toe was surgerized, the toe not touching the floor could be fine, especially after only 8 days. If you are concerned, it is perfectly fine to ask the surgeon if the toe not purchasing the floor is normal at this post op day. ...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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Why would my podiatrist want to pin my daughters toe after a curly toe surgery?

Derotating Fix.: It is more than likely that the pin may be needed to hold the corrected toe in it's new position long enough for adequate post operative scarring to develop. This will offer the needed stability to better the chances for an acceptable corrective result. ...Read more

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Went back after crossover toe surgery 8 days ago. A part of the wire put in toe has broken off in my foot.Leave it there? Thank you

Went back after crossover toe surgery 8 days ago. A part of the wire put in toe has broken off in my foot.Leave it there? Thank you

Sometimes, leave it.: You can leave it in as long as the wire is not having a negative effect on the immediate healing of the wound. The wire should be removed if it presently, or in the future, negatively impacts the expected results of the immediate surgery. I would expect that the surgeon has explained the implications of just such consequences. ...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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