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Hammertoe surgery is performed to correct the alignment of toes stuck in a flexed position when the condition causes ongoing complications and doesn't improve with nonsurgical techniques, Medline Plus states. Depending o... More »

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After a hammertoe surgery, patients may receive special footwear to help them walk, and they must elevate the foot above the heart for the first several weeks of recovery, as stated by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ank... More »

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During hammertoe surgery, patients either are placed under general anesthesia or remain conscious while the toe is temporarily numbed, and they can generally go home on the same day, according to the American Orthopaedic... More »

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Full recovery from hammertoe surgery takes anywhere from two weeks to three months depending on the type of surgery, states New York Bone and Joint Specialists. During this time, a patient needs to keep his leg elevated ... More »

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If left untreated, hammertoes can become rigid, a condition that requires surgery to correct, explains the American Podiatric Medical Association. Surgical options to treat rigid hammertoes include joint resection and jo... More »

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While nonsurgical treatments exist to halt the progression of hammertoe, surgical intervention is the best choice for correcting this condition. Joint resection, toe relocation and bone-mending procedures are the three m... More »

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Morton's toe, or Morton's neuroma, is a painful condition in which tissue thickens around a nerve leading to the toes, states Mayo Clinic. The condition most often affects the area between the third and fourth toes. More »

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