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Can you please tell me about hammertoes surgery?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are a variety of surgical options available.
The procedure will depend on individual clinical factors, surgeon preference and the patient’s general health. Discuss your options with your surgeon.

In brief: Yes

There are a variety of surgical options available.
The procedure will depend on individual clinical factors, surgeon preference and the patient’s general health. Discuss your options with your surgeon.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Marc Foucher
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Outpatient procedure

Hammertoe repair is usually done as an outpatient in an ambulatory surgery center or hospital setting (go home the same day).
It usually involves an incision on the top of the toe and removal of a portion of bone from the joint. A k-wire also called a pin is often used to maintain alignment for a few weeks while it heals. You can walk on it after surgery but should avoid strenuous activity.

In brief: Outpatient procedure

Hammertoe repair is usually done as an outpatient in an ambulatory surgery center or hospital setting (go home the same day).
It usually involves an incision on the top of the toe and removal of a portion of bone from the joint. A k-wire also called a pin is often used to maintain alignment for a few weeks while it heals. You can walk on it after surgery but should avoid strenuous activity.
Dr. Marc Foucher
Dr. Marc Foucher
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