Have you wondered if you might need hammertoe surgery? If so, the surgery is much less intimidating than one would assume. The video below explains and demonstrates how surgeons perform hammertoe surgery. The video focuses on this type of surgery and how physicians perform it without significant pain or complications.
Hammertoe surgery is one of the world’s most common types of surgery. Hammertoe is a deformity of the digits on the foot and toes. In most cases, one or more of the toes are malformed due to abnormal muscle balance or ligament imbalance within the foot. The abnormal malformation also causes hammertoe in many cases.
Nowadays, surgeons use painless techniques for hammertoe surgery, which has helped make the surgery very popular. The physicians achieve this goal using a tiny, hairpin-like device called a “staple.” They use the staple to connect the bone with the ligament. After hammertoe surgery, the joints are usually immobilized for some time and then gradually returned to regular activity. As a result, patients are more comfortable.
More than 300,000 people in the United States undergo this surgery annually. Many physicians and surgeons prefer to perform hammertoe surgery because it is done more simply and more effectively than other types of surgeries.