hammer toe surgery
After reading the previous posts on hammer toe surgery, I am worried about the results.
My second toe on right foot is not painful, but limits my choice of closed toed shoes. My podiatrist talks about out-patient surgery, using a pin, shaving the bone and 6 week recovery. I have also read on other sites of an in office surgery w/o use of pin, need only 2 stitches to close and patients walk out of the office and back to work.
Sounds too good to be true.
Are there other options than surgery to get a ‘flatter’ toe? Also, what are the statistics of successful hammer toe sugeries.
I know there will be pain, but what are the other possible ‘side affects’ (numbness, etc)and how long does it generally last?