toes

Will I have pins in my foot to fix a hammer toe?

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More than likely the answer is “No”, you will not need to have pins to fix your hammer toes.

Many of my patients fear having their hammer toes fixed surgically because they are worried about having pins sticking out of their toe following surgery. This is an outdated way of fixing hammer toes as we now have many new options available for fixating the deformity.   Read More

What causes hammertoes?

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What is a hammertoe?  Its basically when your toe contracts so much that it assumes a curled or flexed position.  This can happen in the form of a flexible hammertoe or a rigid hammertoe. A flexible hammertoe can straighten out of you try to manually place it in a normal position.  A rigid hammertoe is one that is fixed or bony. Why does this happen? The answer isn’t this simple, but here is a quick explanation.

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