Lesser Toe Surgery (Hammer, Claw & Mallet Toes)

Surgery is of benefit where patients have mal-alignment of the lesser toes with associated corns and callous aggravated by footwear.



• Surgery is nearly always carried out under local anaesthetic.
• Surgery is able to correct digits and aims to remove the pressure sites and corns.
• Most cases DO NOT require walking casts.
• Patients can usually return to most normal activities including work after 4-6 weeks.
• Improves choice and comfort in footwear.

Surgical recovery from any of the above procedures is generally two weeks after which patients can begin a return to normal activities and footwear, and should a digit be fused, the fixation is usually left in place for up to four weeks.