Has anyone had hammertoe correction; how well does the result look?

Pretty good! Depending on how a person scars, the results can vary, though. If you know you form keloids (very thick, ropey scars), there is a possibility you'll end up with heavy scarring to your toes. Otherwise most incisions fade away within one year, and while some people do stay swollen for several weeks to months, the toe generally looks quite straight and normal once you've healed!
Generally good. This depends on the severity and flexibility of the hammertoe and any other joint contractures. You should be aware that it is normal for some swelling in the toe that will persist for several months after surgery.
Results vary. Following the surgery the toe should be much streighter. Innitially there may be significant swelling and bruising, but this should improve with time. Results may vary depending on the severity of the original deformity and the type of procedure performed.
Yes. Depending on what the toe looked like it should be laying flatter and look very natural.

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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...
Hammertoe correction. Depends if you have a rigid or flexible deformity. For a rigid deformity the surgeon can opt to fuse the joint with some firm of hardware placement. If it is flexible than an arthroplasty will be performed which is a resection of bone from the small joint in your toe. No hardware. Read more...
Surgery. 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...
Toe contracture care. Different procedures may be performed depending on the severity of the deformity. 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. Tedons may need to be cut or lengthened. Read more...

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...
See below. Hammertoe correction involves the removal of a section of bone from the toe to allow straightening of the toe. Sometimes an implant is used in the bone to help heal the bone. Read more...
Surgery or padding. 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...
Toe contracture care. Hammertoe correction is surgical management of a contracted toe. Different procedures may be performed depending on the severity of the deformity. 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. Tedons may need to be cut or lengthened. Read more...

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had hammertoe correction?

Takes time. Can take up to 6-12 months for swelling to go away. Pt can help regain function of the foot and toes. Take care to wear shoes that fit. Trace out your foot on a piece of paper and overlay a shoe you are thinking of wearing to to make sure it is the right size (most woman wear shoes a bit on the tight side to start with). Read more...
Hammertoe. You can expect swelling for a time - my surgeries do not swell for 6 months , more like 6 weeks - and being unable to wear fashionable shoes for the same time. Be patient and allow healing to take place and follow the advice of your surgeon. Also ask questions to which you need answers. Read more...
Follow instructions. For optimum results follow your doctors advice. Rest, elevate, keep the bandage dry and clean and follow up as recommended. Read more...