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Hammertoe Surgery

Hammertoes are progressive – they don’t go away by themselves and usually will get worse over time. However, not all cases are alike – some hammertoes progress more rapidly than others. Once we has evaluated your hammertoes, a treatment plan can be developed that is suited to your needs.

In some cases, usually when the hammertoe has become more rigid and painful, surgery is needed. We employ a series of techniques, from buried implants to wire fixation, to address the deformities. Often patients with hammertoes have bunions or other foot deformities corrected at the same time. In selecting the procedure or combination of procedures for your particular case, we will take into consideration the extent of your deformity, the number of toes involved, your age, your activity level, and other factors. The length of the recovery period will vary, depending on the procedure or procedures performed. Additionally, we partner with physical therapy post-operatively to get you back to the things you were doing, or wanted to, prior to surgery.

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Midtown Manhattan
60 East 56th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 355-4229

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161 Fort Washington Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10032
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Riverdale
3616 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10463
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5141 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10034
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77 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 337-6755

Foot Associates of New York


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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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