If I'm getting the knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe will I have to wear a special shoe or boot?

Yes, for short time. You will need a post-op shoe or boot for part of your recovery. Ultimately you will be able to wear your normal shoes.

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Tomorrow I am having my knuckle bone removed out of my pinky toe. Will I be given a special boot or shoe? I just want to know what I have to look for.

Probably yes. Typically, after the "knuckle", what doctors call the head of the phalanx, is removed, the toe is dressed with a gauze dressing and a post-op shoe is dispensed. Depending on the surgery and the surgeon, a patient will be in the post-op shoe for up to 4 weeks. Read more...

I'm getting my knuckle bone taken out of my pinky toe. The doctor said I will be in a walking shoe. Will I be on crutches for a little while? Stitches?

Unlikely . Unlikely you will need crutches, but you will need special shoe. Talk to your doctor about the details. Read more...
Hammertoe. The procedure that you are asking about is called an arthroplasty and it involves removing a piece of bone from a toe which will cause the toe to be realigned. Most of the time you will be placed in a surgical shoe with possible crutches for a couple of days after the surgery. You will also have stitches which will either need to be removed or will dissolve on there own. Read more...