There are a variety of differnent toe correction surgeries to treat the deformity of toes. 

Hammer Toe

A condition called hammer toe is a common deformity causing toes to bend downward instead of pointing forward and can cause significant pain and difficulty in wearing shoes comfortably. This toe deformity progresses over time until the toes become dislocated. It can affect any toe on the foot but most often affects the second or third toe. Although a hammer toe may be present at birth, it usually develops over time due to wearing ill-fitting shoe, or arthritis. In most cases, a hammer toe condition is treatable.

If you are unable to flex your toes then surgery is the only option to restore movement and will include the repositioning the toe, removing of the deformed or injured bone, and realigning your tendons.

Toe Sraightening (for crooked or angular toes)

Crooked or angular toes can cause discomfort and pain during normal activities such as walking or wearing certain shoes. Toe straightening surgery can restore a natural appearance to your feet by correcting misaligned toes. Misaligned toes are often directly related to the presence of bunions – a prominent bump at the base of the big toe. Surgery involves cutting the bone of the toe and realigning it. Pins, plates or screws may be necessary to hold your bone in place during recovery.

Toe Shortening

Many patients complain of unsightly, often uncomfortable long toes which have a tendency to press on shoes. Long toes can be surgically shortened. Depending on the severity and length of the toe, there are several methods to surgically correct shorten a toe. In general, the surgery involves removing a portion of the bone at the contracted joint, to realign the toe.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your toes, or you’re experiencing significant pain due to crooked or angular toes, then you’re likely a good candidate for corective surgery. All toe surgeries are done as a day-case procedure. 

What to expect

Toe Shortening and Straightening Results

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Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

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

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be 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 in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.