Category Archives: Lesser Toes

MTP Synovitis (Capsulitis)

MTP Synovitis (Capsulitis) Overview This condition is a sharp or aching pain in the ball of the foot that is most often centered beneath the base of the second toe. This pain is an indication that the bone at the base of the toe, called the proximal phalanx, is beginning to separate from the long […]

DuVries Arthroplasty

DuVries Arthroplasty Overview This procedure is used to correct deformities such as hammertoe and claw toe. The surgeon shortens a bone in the toe to allow the toe to straighten and return to a more natural posture. Preparation After anesthesia is administered, the patient is positioned and the foot is cleansed and sterilized. The surgeon […]