Reconstructive surgery

Hi Dr. Splichal,

I broke my pinky toe years ago and it has never looked the same since. In addition, it is pretty difficult to find a shoe that doesn’t hurt after wearing them for a few hours. I keep reading about the growing popularity of reconstructive foot surgery, primarily for esthetic reasons. Is this safe and effective?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. The fifth toe is probably the most commonly fractured toe. I am unable to look at x-rays of your foot, but the toe pain you experience in shoes may or may not be associated with the old fracture. Contractures of the fifth toe are very common – and can cause pain in shoes. As far as reconstructive foot surgery – that is actually a little bit different than toe surgery.

    Surgery to correct a contracted toe is quite straight forward and is commonly performed by most Podiatrists. If you are interested in discussing the surgery in more detail then I recommend seeing a qualified Podiatric Surgeon in your area. They will be able to answer any of your questions and concerns.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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