Mallet toe, like the hammer toe, is a deformity of the smaller toes. Similarly to the hammer toe, one of the joints of mallet toe pushes upward, however, it is not the middle joint but the end joint. The symptoms and problems of the patients also include painful blisters and recurring inflammation.

In the mild stages, surgery of tendons is sufficient, however, in more advanced stages, the middle joint must be removed and immobilized in order to prevent further deformation. For this purpose, tiny wires are used, which are painlessly pull out after three to four weeks, or small implants that straighten the bones from the inside and are permanent.

The patient can walk and step on the foot immediately after surgery, however, depending on the operating method, it is necessary to wear special shoes for two to four weeks to relieve the operated area.

Published: 2011-08-16

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