Toe Surgery

Toe Surgery

If conservative measures are not successful in eradicating the hammertoe symptoms surgery may become the recommended treatment. There are several surgical procedures that can be used to correct toe deformities.

Types of Toe Surgery

An incision is made over the top of your toe. A small piece of bone will be removed and then sutured at the joint capsule between the bone ends.

You should rest at home for two weeks following the procedure. You can return to work after two weeks postoperative. At six weeks postoperative you can continue with high impact activities, such as the gym or running.

You should rest at home for two weeks following the procedure. You can return to work after two weeks postoperative. At six weeks postoperative you can continue with high impact activities, such as the gym or running.

An arthrodesis procedure is where the affected joint of the toe is removed and then the bones fused together into a corrected position. This fused joint will no longer move.

An incision is made over the top of your toe. The affected joint is removed and then fused with the use of K-wires. The wires will protrude out the tip of your toe until they are removed at 4-6 weeks post operatively. We also use newer implants that allow an early return to shoes and do not require wires sticking out of the end of the toes in most cases.

You should rest at home for the first three – four weeks following your procedure. You can return to work between three – four weeks postoperatively but need to use a postoperative shoe until the K-wires are removed. At five-six weeks the K-wires will be removed and you will be able to start wearing trainers. At six weeks following your procedure you can return to high impact activities, such as the gym and running.

The main benefit of carrying out toe correction fusion (Arthrodesis) with the use of a Nextradesis or Smart toe implant is the initial recovery. Typically when wires are used you will need to rest at home for a minimum of 4 weeks, with the use of implants you can instead return to work and closed shoes at two weeks following your procedure.

An incision will be made at the top of the toe. The damaged joint is removed and the implant is inserted in its place.

Following the procedure you should rest at home for two weeks. You can then return to work at two weeks postoperative. At six weeks postoperative you can return to high impact activities, such as the gym or running.

Toe Surgery Cost

The price for Toe Surgery can vary, depending on a number of factors, including:

  • The number of toes that need correcting
  • Whether the procedure is for both feet or just one foot
  • Whether toe implants are used
  • If you are self funding or using private insurance; insurance providers often set the fees.

Our team will be able to provide a detailed breakdown of fees following your assessment.