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A hammer toe is a toe that bends down toward the floor at the
middle toe joint. It usually happens in the second toe. The toe may bend up at
the joint where the toe and foot meet, causing the middle toe joint to rise
In a phalangeal head resection for a hammer toe, the surgeon
removes a section of the phalangeal bone.
The surgeon removes the bone
The surgeon straightens the toe.
The surgeon uses a pin to hold the straightened hammer toe in
After the toe has healed, the surgeon removes the pin, and the
straightened hammer toe stays in place.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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