CORN REMOVAL SURGERY

Corns are thick hardened areas of skin that often form on toes in response to high pressure points. Most corns found on the toes are caused by an underlying hammer toe deformity. For permanently resolution of the corn you must treat the underlying deformity, which is the hammer toe. Dr. Sophia Solomon is a top minimally-invasive hammertoe surgeon and has great results with minimal to no scarring through her boutique technique.

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WHAT IS MINIMALLY-INVASIVE HAMMER TOE SURGERY (CORN REMOVAL SURGERY)?

Minimally-invasive hammertoe surgery is a technique that utilizes tiny hidden incisions and tiny instruments to straighten the toe. When you straighten the toe, the corn will and your skin will return to normal. Due to the less invasive nature of this surgery, the recovery is quicker and the results are more aesthetic. The procedure is similar to the traditional methods such as bone shortening and tendon augmentation, but the skill required to perform the procedure using the Minimally-Invasive technique requires extensive training and experience. For this reason it is important to visit the top hammer toe surgeon in NYC. Information listed on this page is only meant to guide you and it is always recommended to visit a Foot and Ankle specialist or NYC podiatrist for proper diagnosis and evaluation.

WHAT IS A CORN?

A corn is a hard thickened area of skin often found on top of the toes. Corns form in response to pressure thus as the toe hitting the top of your shoe. Hammer toes are when the toe is bent and/or rotated and is the most common cause of a corn. Your NYC corn removal doctor can diagnose your problem and answer any questions you may have.  

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SYMPTOMS

  • Corns on top of the toes

  • Pain and numbness in shoes

  • Skin irritation or blisters on toes

  • Swelling of toes

CAUSES OF HAMMER TOES (CORNS)

  • Visit your NYC hammer toe doctor for a full foot evaluation and proper diagnosis. Hammer toes are often hereditary but they can also be caused by tight fitting shoewear, certain sports such as ballet,  your foot types (flat-feet, cavus feet) and those with very tight calf muscles. Conservative management is always attempted first and surgical treatment is recommended if other measures have not been successful.

HAMMER TOE TREATMENT

  • Conservative treatment

  •               Wider shoes

  •               Callus shaving

  •               Toe padding and splints

  •               Custom fitted Orthotics

  • Surgical management

  •               Toe Arthroplasty

  •               Toe Arthrodesis

  •               Minimally-Invasive hammer toe surgery

RISKS OF SURGERY

  • There are risks of having foot surgery and of the use of anesthesia. Risks of hammer toe surgery include but are not limited to pain, infection, swelling, bruising, numbness, bleeding, re-occurrence of deformity, delayed healing of bone or nonunion of bone, scarring, need for revisional surgery and blood clot.