Minimally Invasive Bone Removal for Hammertoe
Our minimally invasive bone removal for hammertoe treatment is trademarked and designed as an outpatient procedure. Traditional methods for resolving hammertoe issues have been provided in the past as follows:
- Fusion: This is the most common surgical procedure for hammertoes.3 Both ends of the bone at the fixed joint are cut. A pin, or K-wire, is temporarily inserted to keep the toe straight; once the ends fuse, the pin is removed. A newer technique involves a rod or screw that is permanently implanted.3
- Tendon transfer: This involves rerouting tendons from the bottom of the toe to the top to help it straighten.
- Joint resection: The end of the bone at the fixed joint is removed and pins are placed temporarily to keep the toe straight.
Most cases of hammertoe are from wearing tight or high-heeled shoes that cause pressure against your toes over a long period of time. However, health issues like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can also result in hammertoe. Thankfully, Dr.K has developed a minimally invasive treatment for hammertoe!
Minimally Invasive Bone Removal for Hammertoe: How It Works
Flexible hammer toes can usually be fixed with a simple change of shoes and/or a splint to hold the toes in the correct position. If needed, Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi (Dr. K) can perform advanced minimally invasive hammer toe correction to fix flexible toe joints. Dr. K uses minimally invasive surgery to remove small pieces of bone to help straighten the toes. Hammertoe surgery is an outpatient procedure and only needs minimal healing time.
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