If you have a mild or moderate hammer toe case, then it may be corrected with splints or medical tape; but more serious cases may require surgery. A common surgery for hammer toes is a proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fusion. During this procedure, a podiatrist would remove deformed portions of bone, fuse the remaining bone together, and then pin the toes in a straightened position while they heal. While pins can be used for PIP joint fusion, some patients may want to opt for implants instead.
7 September 2022