HAMMER TOE SURGERY

Dr. Sophia Solomon is a top minimally-invasive hammertoe surgeon and has been perfecting her technique for years. NYC hammer toe surgeon, Dr. Sophia Solomon, believes minimally invasive hammertoe surgery is the future standard of care and advocates for this technique due to the quick recovery time, beautiful aesthetic result and the patient satisfaction.

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WHAT IS MINIMALLY-INVASIVE HAMMERTOE SURGERY?

Minimally-Invasive Hammer Toe surgery is a modern technique where we make tiny incisions and use small instrumentation in order to gain access to the foot and treat hammer toe deformities of all sizes. By disrupting as little of the body’s natural tissues as possible, the patient has a faster recovery, minimal scarring and can typically walk the same day as having the procedure. 

WHAT IS A HAMMERTOE?

A hammertoe is a deformity of the toe where the toe bends downward. This deformity often causes corns to form on top of the toe and is often painful in shoewear. Your NYC hammer toe doctor can diagnose your problem and answer any questions you may have.  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.

Hammertoe condition of a woman's foot. .

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

  • 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, hallux varus, scarring, need for revisional surgery and blood clot.