To correct hammertoes, surgical procedures such as tendon transfer, joint resection and fusion are often performed to improve balance and mobility while reducing pain and discomfort, according to the American Orthopaedic... More »

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It is sometimes possible to correct a hammer toe, which bends down at the middle joint, by choosing the proper footwear, using cushioning or inserts, wrapping the toe or performing toe exercises, according to WebMD. Acet... More »

Hammer toe is a type of dislocation of the joints in the toes that is caused by toe injury, high-arching feet, arthritis or wearing shoes that don't fit appropriately, according to Healthline. Other causes include pressu... More »

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Foot fusion surgery helps to reduce pain from arthritis, restore the bones to their normal position, correct deformities and restore stability to the foot arch, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.... More »

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A person may need ankle fusion surgery to relieve the symptoms of severe ankle arthritis, explains the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Ankle arthritis causes cartilage and joint degeneration that may l... More »

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While ankle fusion surgery does change how a person walks, with appropriate care and shoes, most people do not limp, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Patients are able to walk long distances,... More »

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Ankle fusion surgery is a medical procedure that removes the damaged cartilage from both the tibia and talus so that these bones are joinable and held together with the aid of metal hardware, as explained by the American... More »

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