Hammer toes refer to deformity of the lesser toes where the toe sits up and the middle knuckle is in a bent position. This position can sometimes cause calluses or corns to form as well as pain underneath at the ball of the foot. Tighter or narrow shoeware is usually very uncomfortable. Non-surgical as well as surgical options are available to either minimize symptoms and progression or to correct the position of the toe.
Dr. Levine is a foot and ankle orthopaedist, located in New York, that has vast experience in traumatology and reconstructive surgery. He will spend ample time with you to educate you on this condition and review your options in detail. Together, you will come up with a plan that works best for you and gets you back to the activities in your life.
What to expect if you choose to undergo surgery
HSS is a hospital that performs only orthopaedic surgeries. Therefore, we have a highly specialized group of physician assistants, nurses, and anesthesiologists that assist the surgeon during your surgery as well as during the post-operative period to ensure that you receive the best care. Often times you will be able to go home the same day, but some surgeries or medical conditions may require you to stay overnight. If you live in New York or surrounding areas, Dr. Levine's office staff will help you arrange a day for surgery.