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What Are The Chances Of Having Pain Post Amputation Of A Hammer Toe?

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Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Question: What are the chances of having phantom pain from an amputation of a Hammer Toe.
My sister is having this surgery next week.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Very low chances.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The chances of having a pain due amputation of hammer toe are extremely low. In most of the cases dearticulation is done that leaves a soft bone end behind and is not likely to cause a nerve irritation. The chances of pain after amputation are less than 5%. Please do not worry.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What Are The Chances Of Having Pain Post Amputation Of A Hammer Toe?

Brief Answer: Very low chances. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The chances of having a pain due amputation of hammer toe are extremely low. In most of the cases dearticulation is done that leaves a soft bone end behind and is not likely to cause a nerve irritation. The chances of pain after amputation are less than 5%. Please do not worry. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal