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Hammer Toe Correction
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Hammer Toe Correction Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have the correction, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Excessive swelling, although the toe will normally be swollen for 4-8 weeks following surgery
  • Anesthesia-related problems
  • Recurrence of hammer toe
  • Nerve or blood vessel injury to the toe

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Diabetes
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Poor circulation

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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