Every surgical procedure has a mix of benefits and risks dependent upon your personal circumstances. While there are no guarantees of success, possible benefits of hammer toe correction surgery include pain relief and restore or maintain the ability to walk.1
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society2, the following are risks and potential complications associated with hammer toe surgery. Consult with your surgeon for risks specific to your procedure.
Ask your surgeon if a fixation implant (medical device) will be used. If so, you may want to ask the following: