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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Toes (Definition)

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