There are a variety of conventional, non-invasive and non-surgical treatments for the correction of these painful and sometimes embarrassing toe conditions. Consult with your podiatrist or orthopedic foot doctor to determine if corrective surgery is needed, and whether the Smart Toe implant is the right solution for you.
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For years, foot surgery to correct and repair the rigid bent toes associated with hammertoes, claw toes, and mallet toes required that a “k-wire” be inserted to stabilize the toe for as long as six weeks. The process can be painful, uncomfortable and prone to infection.
A new surgical treatment using the Smart Toe® Memory Implant, available in the U.S. since 2007, provides a new option for this procedure that according to surgeons:
The implant is completely internal, with no external wires. Its “memory” capability helps compress the joint into its proper shape; its one-piece design doesn’t interfere with nearby healthy joints; and it resists rotation problems common to other hammertoe, mallet toe and claw toe corrective surgeries.
Learn more about the conditions the Smart Toe Implant can help to correct.
Orthopedic surgeon Selene Parekh, M.D., talks about a new technique for correcting hammertoes -- a bent joint forcing toes to point in the direction of the bend -- using an implant that can mean less pain and time off one's feet.
As seen on WKOW-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, and many other stations throughout the country.Click to view
Living in Style video about a new surgical treatment for Hammertoe.Click to view