Hammertoe Surgery

About Hammertoe Surgery (FAQ)


1. Will my insurance company pay for the Hammertoe surgery?

Almost all insurances will pay for Hammertoe surgery and almost ALL other types foot and ankle surgeries.


2. How soon can I walk after surgery?

You can walk immediately after Hammertoe surgery, since Dr. Hormozi performs the most advanced and minimally invasive Hammertoe surgeries. This will allow most patients to walk immediately after surgery in a removable surgical shoe, and return to regular shoes by 2-3 weeks. Normal activity can be resumed in 4-6 weeks.


3. Is the surgery painful?

Since Dr. Hormozi performs minimally invasive Hammertoe surgery most patients will only experience minor pain for about 2-3 days after surgery.


4. Will I be able to walk normally, exercise, run or wear high heels, after healing from my Hammertoe surgery?

In most cases, yes.


5. What type of anesthesia is used for Hammertoe surgery?

Most Hammertoe surgeries involve local anesthesia with Monitor Anesthesia care (light intravenous sedation).  Sometimes general anesthesia may be necessary.


6. Will my Hammertoe get worse if I do not have surgery?

Because Hammertoes are a progressive problem, they don’t go away, and will usually get worse over time. But not all cases are alike. Some Hammertoes progress more rapidly than others.


7. Is it better to have it fixed now, or should I wait?

When the pain of Hammertoes interferes with daily activities, it’s time to discuss surgical options.