Palm Beach County Orthopedics – Nextradesis
As many as 60 million Americans suffer from nextradesis – otherwise known as ‘hammertoes’, a bending of the toe that is unsightly and often painful. Hammertoes are more common among women due to their tendency to wear tight, narrow shoes but the condition affects men as well. The median age of hammertoe sufferers is 52 – by which time they likely have logged 75,000 miles on their feet. If left untreated, hammertoes become more pronounced and painful often requiring surgery. Up to now, wires were used for surgical correction. In this technique one or more wires are inserted through the end of the toe and through the bone. These wires stay in place for four to six weeks, protruding from the end of the toes. As would be expected, simple things such working, driving, bathing and even sleeping are difficult while these wires are in place. However, our Palm Beach County orthopedic surgeons are now able to treat the hammertoe in a new, improved way.
Orthopedic Surgery Palm Beach County – Nextradesis
A treatment breakthrough, called nextradesis, is now available. It is an advanced surgical technique for happier toes that does not require insertion of wires. The Nextra Hammertoe Correction System allows patients to return to work, bathe and sleep without unsightly, painful protruding wires…waking up to happy toes….
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