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No-Scar™ Hammertoe Correction

No-Scar™ Hammertoe Correction

Minimally Invasive Hammertoe Repair

Find out how the No-Scar™ Hammertoe Correction can treat your painful hammertoe deformity.

This innovative procedure performed by Dr. Lopez can correct your hammertoe deformity with a simple and quick minimally invasive approach.
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No-Scar™ Hammertoe Correction

This innovative approach to hammertoe correction utilizes a hidden plantar (bottom) incision on the affected toe. Unlike traditional hammertoe surgery where a large unsightly incision is placed on the top of the toe, with this technique the incision is hidden in the flexural surface so that there is no visible scar. Not only is this approach more cosmetically appealing but it requires far less trauma to the skin and underlying tissue. This means there is substantially less pain and swelling compared with the traditional method, as well as a faster recovery.

What is a Hammertoe Deformity?

Hammertoes can cause you discomfort while walking or when you simply try to move or stretch your toes. You may also develop corns or calluses on the top of the toe and the ball of the foot and have difficulty fitting into your shoes. While in the early stages of a hammertoe, the joint may still be flexible and conservative therapy will provide sufficient relief, left untreated your toe will become more rigid and less responsive to these methods of care.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Toe Bending
    Just as the name implies, a hammertoe resembles a “hammer” with the toe bending at the middle joint into a claw-like deformity. Hammertoes can develop in any of the small toes of the foot, but most often affect the second and third toes. Hammertoes usually affect women, but men can develop them as well.

What causes a Hammertoe?

One of the most common toe deformities seen by our office is a hammertoe. Most often attributed to wearing ill-fitting, tight footwear or high-heeled shoes that squish the toes into a bent position, a hammertoe can also be influenced by genetic factors, the result of a bunion, or caused by arthritis in the toe joint.