I had hammer toe correction surgery 6 years ago. My toes are bending again, so a met with a different podiatrist (I moved from one state the other). The new podiatrist notice a horizontal scar across the top of my foot. He had a hard time understanding why it was there, in terms of why the first podiatrist would cut there. During a second meeting with the podiatrist he explained the the first podiatrist severe the tendons at that particular incision. Is severing of tendons on the top of the foot for hammer toe correction a normal procedure? What is the impact of the severance of the tendons?