Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)
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This surgical procedure is used to correct a hammertoe, a deformity of the toe that causes the toe to become permanently frozen in a bent position. During this procedure, a small piece of bone is removed to shorten the toe and allow it to straighten.
What is hammertoe correction?
This detailed video explains the entire process of hammertoe correction (PIP joint arthroplasty), including preparation, shortening the bone, stabilizing the toe, and end of procedure. When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed and the foot is bandaged. Most patients will recover within six to eight weeks of the procedure.