Hammer Toe


Treatment

The toes are a very important part of our body as they support our weight and we must give them the attention they deserve, since they feel it the most when walking, wearing a tight shoe, walking barefoot, doing exercise, etc.

Toe deformities cause pain as well as creating an aesthetic problem that can get restrict our daily lives.

Hammer toe or claw toe, is an easily noticeable deformity which is characterised by a progressive toe flexion which causes pain and irritation when in contact with shoes and at the tip of the last phalanx.

In many cases, it is almost impossible to find suitable shoes and many patients buy shoes larger than they need or are forced to wear protective bandages.

The surgery does not leave any scar because it works with small incisions of 1mm, by means of a technique that corrects the foot deformations, realigning the bone completely without unnecessary osteotomies. Respect for tissues and bone integrity is reflected in: Restoration of the foot shape and function, immediate recovery with minimal postoperative discomfort.



Surgery duration

10 minutes

Bed

It is not required

Recovery

Immediate

Anesthesia

Local

Effect

Immediate

Results

Permanent


Procedure

The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia and consists of a percutaneous technique without internal fixation that guarantees an effective correction without leaving scars, thus achieving a faster rehabilitation and less aesthetic damage.

In just 5 minutes and under local anaesthesia through 1 or 2 1mm access holes, correction will be made by acting on the soft tissues (common extensor or flexor tenotomy) and on the bone structure (reduction osteotomy).


Benefits

- Surgery performed under local anaesthesia

- No scars

- No post op pain

- No crutches

- No orthopaedic shoes

- No hospital admission

- Immediate return to social and work life

- Will be able to return to sport in 2 months

- Permanent and definitive results

- Ambulatory surgery

- Painless

Possibility of performing combined surgeries of the foot or other illness or foot deformities such as claw or hammer toes, Morton's neuroma, metatarsalgia, etc.



Pre-operative

In a first assessment visit and after a careful compilation of clinical data, a thorough examination of the foot and diagnostic tests, we can make a definitive diagnosis to be able to approach each case with the best guarantees.


Aftercare

Depending on the type and severity of the deformation, the postoperative period may vary. In cases in which only the soft tissues of the toes are involved, the patient will be able to use their normal shoes immediately after the treatment.


In severe deformities, where it is necessary to perform more than one osteotomy, you’ll need to use slippers and rigid insoles for 3 weeks before returning to normal footwear.



F.A.Q.

The main causes for hammer toes or claw toes, is the use of pointed shoes or, due to a bunion, which forces the toes to bend, creating a hammer toe deformity.

You can walk immediately after their treatment.

To start doing moderate activities, you normally need a month’s recovery. 


In order to prevent further damage, high heels can be worn two months after treatment. 


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