If you are in the process of deciding whether or not you should undergo hammertoe correction surgery, we want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to make the best choice.
The goal for hammertoe correction surgery is to straighten and align the toe, making sure the bones fuse in the correct position, which relieves the pain and stress of hammertoe.
There are several surgical procedures available to correct hammertoes. They may involve cutting or realigning tendons, rebalancing muscle and/or removing small portions of bone. When bone is removed, the repaired bone may be temporarily fixed in place with a pin or K-Wire during healing or it may be fused together with an implant. Recovery from surgery varies by the type of surgery performed. Please read about the various options which follow. If you have additional questions, please contact your doctor, and take along our list of questions to ask, which you can download HERE.