Minimally Invasive Hammer Toe Surgery
EmergeOrtho’s surgeons specialize in providing the latest, innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques for hammertoe correction. As experts in laparoscopic surgery, our orthopedists implement these treatments so that patients can emerge from their operations faster and with less pain than traditional, “open” surgical treatment.
What is hammer toe?
Unfortunately, all those years of wearing high-heeled, fashionable shoes can create painful conditions such as hammer toe. Hammer toe is a deformity that causes the second, third, or fourth toe to bend permanently upward at the middle joint.
Hammer toe symptoms
Symptoms of hammer toe include:
- Deformity of the second, third or fourth toes.
- Toes bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer
- Calluses, particularly at the tip of the toe or its middle joint
- Foot and toe pain
- Difficulty finding shoes that are comfortable
If you’ve been wearing high-heeled or confining shoes, you’re at greater risk for developing hammer toe.
Hammer toe treatment
In its early stages, hammer toe can be treated nonsurgically by only wearing shoes that provide plenty of space in the toes and by doing certain toe stretches. While these techniques may eliminate symptoms, in more severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
Minimally invasive surgery for hammer toe
Depending upon the extent of your hammer toe, it can often be corrected as an outpatient procedure, and many go home the same day. After the foot is numbed, your orthopedic surgeon makes a small incision and reroutes tendons to help the joint into a straight position.
We have decades of experience in helping patients with orthopedic conditions. We want our patients to be able to enjoy their regular activities with as little pain as possible. EmergeOrtho considers it a privilege to provide compassionate, patient-centered care for members of our community.