When hammertoes are flexible, you can straighten the buckled joint with your hand. Flexible hammertoes may progress to rigid hammertoes over time. Corns, irritation, and pain are common symptoms and function is often limited as well. A recurring Callus is often located on the end of the toe, which can also lead to ulceration.

Treatment: Tenotomy Capsulotomy.
To release the buckling, the top and bottom tendons and the joint capsules may be cut.

Follow-up Care:
You can bear weight immediately, but may need a small bandage, a splint, and a surgical shoe, for one to three weeks after surgery.

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