Our Top Foot Surgeons Offer Toe Fusion at Mercy Medical Center

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

At The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy in Baltimore, our surgeons provide expertise in correcting toe deformities. Often a toe fusion is performed to alleviate the toe deformity.

What is a Toe Fusion?

A toe fusion is a surgical procedure that helps to correct bone deformities of the foot. Toe fusions may be needed as a result of:

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How is a Toe Fusion performed?

A toe fusion is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The foot and ankle surgeon makes an incision on the side of the toe, removes the bad portions of the joint and inserts screws or wire to hold the toe in place. Following a toe fusion, the toe will not have the same mobility, but the pain due to the deformity is relieved.  

Meet Our Doctors: Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore, MD
Gary Pichney, DPM

Dr. Gary Pichney is a podiatrist specialized in advanced surgical techniques with expertise in forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgical reconstruction, sports medicine and amputation prevention in the diabetic foot.

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Foot and Ankle Reconstruction - Baltimore
Leigh

An active retiree embarks upon a second career but finds himself slowed down by arthritis in both feet. After surgery at Mercy he finds himself on the move once again.

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