Toe Deformity Treatment
Toe deformities can cause significant pain and difficulty in wearing shoes comfortably, a common deformity is the hammertoe. The toe deformity progresses over time until the toe becomes dislocated. Our specialists perform thousands of toe straightening procedures every year under local and general anaesthetic using the very latest techniques.
Toe deformities are treated as a day case foot surgery at our centre. The hammertoe correction procedure is the most common of the toe deformities encountered. Traditional hammertoe surgery involves using wires that will stick out of your toes for 5 weeks. During this period you would need to wear postoperative shoes until the wires are removed.
We also offer a technique using bone implants. The procedure can be performed safely and painlessly under local anaesthesia. This will allow you to use a postoperative shoe for two weeks instead, without the need of a wire sticking out of the toes. You can return to a desk based job from two weeks.
Both options provide similar results. Our consultant podiatric surgeon, Mr Kaser Nazir, will discuss the procedure techniques so you can make an informed decision.
We perform hundreds of hammertoe corrections using the very latest techniques with an excellent outcome.
What’s important to the patient & foot surgeon:
- Straight and cosmetically accepted toe position
- Minimise swelling
- Return to smart footwear
- Prevent recurrence of deformity
- No wires sticking out of toes
- Return to Life & Shoes:
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Thoughts and advice on foot health care from the Podogo team.