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In most cases the reason to seek surgical correction is pain resulting from a deformity.
Much of the lesser toe surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic with regional blocks, often as a day case procedure. Post-operatively procedures involving osteotomies and fixation of bone usually require a negative camber shoe for between 4 and 6 weeks. Purely soft tissue corrections require a standard flat soled post-operative shoe to accommodate the dressings for the first two weeks only.
The following is a brief visual overview of the topic.
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