An Advanced Method for the Treatment of Painful Hammertoes
Advanced Hammer Digit Repair Procedure
The Advanced Hammer Digit Repair procedure is an office procedure with
little or not postoperative pain and quick recovery
time for most patients. The repair procedure realigns the bone structure of the digit, eliminates the painful area,
and leaves a small, barely visible scar.
||Pain Management - For
Office outpatient procedures, a local anesthetic is used to numb part of
the foot involved.
||Start Surgery - The
surgeon makes a small incision on the side of your toe, and works on the
bone through this small opening.
||Remove Enlarged Bone
- The surgeon then removes the large bone segment and sets the toe in the
new straightened position.
||Closing the Skin -
The surgeon uses a special technique and material to stitch the incision.
Because the stitching material dissolves, there is no need for stitch
removal and this method minimizes scarring.