Hammertoe Correction (PIP/DIP Joint)
Hammertoe correction of the PIP joint or Mallet toe correction of the DIP joint commonly involves arthrodesis of the affected joint.
Smart Toe II Hammertoe Correction
This video shows a hammertoe correction, using a Smart Toe implant. It also shows a metatarsal shortening osteotomy, which is fixated with Fixos screws.
Smart Toe II animation
The Smart Toe II intramedullary implant was designed for correction of a hammertoe deformity. It offers rotational stability and compression across the joint line, while avoiding potential complications experienced with k-wires, such as pin tract infection and post-operative exposure. Smart Toe II has been clinically documented with fusion rates of over 90% and 2x the fusion rate of k-wires.