Minimally Invasive Repair Brisbane and Gold Coast
Depending on the extent of the stiffness presented in the toe and flexibility it may be possible to perform a minimally invasive surgery known as a flexor tenotomy which releases the tendon. This simple procedure performed under a local anaesthetic releases the tight tendon with only a simple stab incision through the skin and no stitches are required. Our minimally invasive Hammertoe repair does not require the fusion of any joints which previously meant the loss of mobility.
Patients experiencing established stiffness or complete rigidity in the toe undergo a simple hospital-based surgery known as an ‘arthroplasty’ or an ‘arthrodesis’. The surgery releases both the tight tendon and realigns the mal-positioned bones. Instead a 1 – 2cm incision is made over the toe without affecting the soft tissue and tendons.
Up and walking the same day after a 20 minute day surgery.
Performed without any pins or wires you will recover faster and there is less risk of infections.