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About Hammertoe Surgery

A hammertoe is an abnormal, uncomfortable bend in the middle joint of your toe, commonly experienced by women who wear high heels and/or footwear that is narrow in the toe area. Not only that, but a hammertoe leads to a series of other foot problems, including soft corns, calluses, blisters, as well as crooked, contracted and rigid/stiff toes. Although there are multiple conservative treatments available, your best option is to undergo hammertoe surgery with us at Ankle & Foot Centers of America.

Hammertoe Surgery

Our hammertoe surgery is the process of straightening your toe and restoring it to its original shape and alignment. We are proud to offer several different surgical procedures, which will be chosen based on a number of individual factors, including:

  • The structural nature of your toes
  • Your age
  • The number of toes that require correction
  • The severity of the damage

Once all of these factors are taken into consideration, your podiatrist will perform one of our successful hammertoe surgeries, including a fusion of the toe bones, a removal of part of the bone in the affected toe, or – in rare cases – amputation. When your toe bones are fused together, we will provide additional support in the form of an internally attached metal implant. The implant may permanently remain in your toe or be removed throughout your recovery process, depending on your distinct case.

Unlike with other surgeries, you can walk immediately after your hammertoe procedure in a protective walking boot. For the next 6 weeks, i.e., until the end of your recovery period, you will be required to come in to our podiatrist’s office for multiple inspections. You may experience some swelling near the surgical site after the allotted time: This is normal.

When to Seek Treatment for Hammertoes

If you suspect that you may be experiencing a hammertoe, it is crucial to seek help immediately as the problem will not be resolved on its own. Not seeking treatment in a timely manner will not only cause further pain but could also permanently damage your foot. Your local podiatrists specialize in treating hammertoes and their subsequent effects, enabling us to create a unique treatment plan for your condition.

Jenna Kemp
Jenna Kemp
2023-12-12
I've posted a review a few times and can't seem to find them! Dr. Monaco is by far the best podiatrist there is! I had been seeing another podiatrist in Columbus, who'd done 3 surgeries, all 3 messing my foot up worse, with the 3rd one leaving my first and second toes in the shape of a peace sign! I was constantly told by the previous podiatrist that everything was fine and lined up the way it was supposed to be. I had my first surgery with Dr. Monaco in August and it was the best decision I've made! She is by far the best! Truly compassionate about what she does! Very knowledgeable! Truly cares about her patients! If you're in need of a podiatrist give Dr. Monaco q call! ❤️
James Tully
James Tully
2023-11-21
Very pleasant staff, great doctor.
Charlotte Carter
Charlotte Carter
2023-11-17
Very competent and comfortable doctor ! The staff is friendly and helpful ! Best Podiatrist I've ever been to !
Christopher G
Christopher G
2023-10-31
I was very impressed with Dr. Monaco this was my first visit. All the office staff was so nice as well as my nurse. I had came to Dr Monaco after being very unhappy with the prior Dr I had seen for my ankle injury. Dr. Monaco was very through with her exam and I think I finally got a good idea of what my issue is. Although I do need some further imaging test. Overall I am so glad I decided to see her, I didn't feel rushed at all and she answered all my questions. I'm sure I will have several more visits with her and overall I am well pleased. I highly recommend her to anyone who's having any foot or ankle issues.
George Rindfleisch
George Rindfleisch
2022-10-24
A very positive experience. To be seen by a qualified professional who gets to the heart of your problem quickly and in a friendly manner is always a plus in my book.
BRYAN CARROLL
BRYAN CARROLL
2022-10-24
Dr. D’Amico is always a pleasure to see. She is a blessing. Thank you Dr. D.
J Marie
J Marie
2022-09-15
Staff promot and cordial. Provider took time to explain details of what I was there for and very pleasant to speak with.

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