Hammertoe surgery: Digital deformities of the foot are frequently observed and are commonly termed ‘hammertoes’. The condition involves changes consistent with osteoarthritis in the small phalangeal joints of the toes. Often, the primary cause of discomfort is due to callous build up and footwear irritation.
Hammertoe surgery may be indicated when conservative measures fail. Hammertoe surgery can be performed simply under local anaesthetic, or in a hospital environment under general anaesthetic.