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Phalangeal head resection for hammer toe

Phalangeal head resection for hammer toe: Slide 1

Hammer toe
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A hammer toe is a toe that bends down toward the floor at the middle toe joint. It usually happens in the second toe. The toe may bend up at the joint where the toe and foot meet, causing the middle toe joint to rise up.

Phalangeal head resection for hammer toe: Slide 2

Hammer toe and the section of bone to be removed
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In a phalangeal head resection for a hammer toe, the surgeon removes a section of the phalangeal bone.

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The bone section that is removed
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The surgeon removes the bone section.

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Straightened toe after bone section has been removed
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The surgeon straightens the toe.

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Pin holding the straightened bone in place
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The surgeon uses a pin to hold the straightened hammer toe in place.

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Straightened toe after pin is removed
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After the toe has healed, the surgeon removes the pin, and the straightened hammer toe stays in place.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

 
 

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