Minimally Invasive Hammer Toe Treatment
What are hammer toes?
Hammer toes, claw toes, and mallet toes are caused by an imbalance in the structure of the foot. Tendons in the foot pull the toe into an unusual and often painful position. This can result in a deformity causing the affected toe to become permanently bent into a position resembling a hammer. Hammer toes can be very painful if left untreated and severely effect your quality of life. If you suffer from hammer toe, Milwaukee Surgery Center has a number of hammer toe treatment options available.
How does Milwaukee Surgery Center treat hammer toe?
In some cases it may be possible to treat hammer toe without surgery. For some people, specially made hammer toe splints or pads can help alleviate symptoms of hammer toe. In many cases however, hammer toe surgery is necessary. We treat hammer toes with one of three minimally invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Stephen Weissman’s minimally invasive surgery is faster, safer, and more cost effective than other surgical procedures. Dr. Weissman will discuss which of these surgeries would be the best fit for your unique situation with you during consultation.
If I choose to have hammer toe surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center, what can I expect?
You’ll be treated in one of our modern surgery suites where we use the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision (about a quarter of an inch) is made and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision. The entire procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure – including pre-op preparation and post-op recovery – takes less than 90 minutes. You’ll be able to walk and drive immediately following your hammer toe treatment and many of our patients go back to work the next day. You will need to wear a post operative shoe for about a week following the operation.