Lesser toe deformities (such as hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes, curly toes or overlapping toes) are a very common complaint. For the majority of people, the problem is just cosmetic, but in some cases the deformity can lead to pain, corns or ulcers, and difficulty fitting into footwear.
When non-operative treatments such as toe spacers and pads have failed, then surgical correction may be of benefit. This can usually be done under local anaesthetic as a daycase procedure, and can sometimes be done with a minimally invasive percutaneous technique (as shown on left. Post-operative picture only 2 weeks after surgery).