Hally presented with a condition that looks relatively minor, however to many people the position of the fifth toe can be of significant concern. The cross-over 5th toe can cause issues with footwear, developing corns where it rubs on the shoe. A common concern with females is also the appearance of the toe.
Traditional surgery involved “opening” the toe with a long incision and performing soft tissue release and bone cuts. With minimally invasive surgery, the incisions can be kept quite small. In the case of Hally, only 2 small incisions were made, both approximately 2mm and 3mm long. This procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic with immediate weightbearing in a protective shoe. The after picture was taken 2 weeks after surgery.