Foot Pain Centres
of Leeds

Telephone: 0113 418 0282   

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Hammer Toe Surgery

Hammer Toes

  • Corrects the toe deformity
  • Removes pressure sites
  • Removes pressure lesions (Corns)
  • Reduces pain
  • Improves footwear comfort

Surgical recovery is generally 2 weeks after which patients can begin to return to normal activities and footwear, should a digit be fused, wire fixation is usually left in place for up to 4 weeks.

WATCH video of Hammer toe correction surgery

(WARNING video contains graphic surgical content)



Toe Shortening

Some patients consult with long toes that require shortening. This enables them to feel more comfortable when they wear open-toed, fashionable footwear.

Surgery is able to straighten toes, thereby removing the pressure sites responsible for painful skin lesions such as corns and callouses.

BEFORE Hammer toe and toe shortening

BEFORE Hammer toe and toe shortening surgery

WATCH video of Toe shortening surgery

Toe shortening and hammer toe surgery at The Yorkshire Foot Hospital based at The Lawrence Clinic in Leeds.

This surgical procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia on an outpatient basis performed by Consultant Podiatric Surgeons, Mr.Anthony Wilkinson and Mr.Stephen Finney.

AFTER Hammer toe and shortening surgery of the other foot, 6 months previous.

AFTER   This patient had undergone previous hammer toe and toe shortening surgery to her other foot six months prior with an excellent surgical response.



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    Hammer toe fusion

    Hammer toe correction by fusing joint with a K wire