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Toe deformities are some of the most common foot conditions that can affect both men and women. Although they are often overlooked, these conditions should be taken seriously, because they compromise the balance of the body and may potentially result in further injuries.

Hammer, claw and mallet toes are toes that have lost their normal shape. They may appear crooked and may even cause pain. This foot condition is the result of an imbalance in the muscles that control your toes, causing the toe to bend into an odd position at one or more joints. These problems most commonly occur in the four smaller toes, and more rarely in the big toe.

There are several possible causes for hammer, claw and mallet toes. They include wearing uncomfortable shoes like high heels, problems with the foot structure at birth, joint disease, brain, spinal cord or nerve injury, poor blood flow to your feet and injury.

If you notice that your toes are beginning to take on an odd shape, you should seek treatment. If you leave the condition unattended for a prolonged period of time, then surgery may be the only solution. Podiatry at the Cadogan Clinic provides some of the best options for hammer, claw and mallet toe treatment that London has to offer.

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What to Expect

Step 1. Optional Free Consultation

We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.

If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.

Step 2. Surgical Consultation

The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.

In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.

Step 3. The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.

After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.

Step 4. After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.

Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.


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