Q What is a hammertoe implant?
Hammertoe is a condition where toes become bent in a fixed position, resembling a small hammer. When it comes to hammertoe surgery, there are some options depending on the nature of your condition. One way to surgically fix a hammertoe problem is through an implant surgery.
Instead of metal pins that hold the corrected toe in place, implant surgery involves placing a tiny device in the two bones of the affected joint to permanently fix it in a natural position. With this surgical option, there is a reduced risk of infection and the implants promote quick healing and less pain. The implants are permanent which also reduces the chance that the toe will return to its hammertoe position.
If you are tired of dealing with bent toes that make it difficult to wear your favorite shoes, call Dr. Danciger today to discuss treatment options. Schedule an appointment directly from our homepage or call the office at (760) 568-0108.