I've had a second toe amputation for very much the same reason you mention above. The now-amputated toe had already undergone two unsuccessful hammertoe corrections and I hoped amputation would work. Post-op problems were minimal, healed in about six weeks. However, one year later, I have indeed had the great toe shift inward creating a bunion in a joint I didn't even know I had, and now the third toe has become a hammertoe and is trying to crossover my big toe. It's such a mess. I believe some of my difficulties could have been prevented had I been fitted with a prosthetic toe. I now have rigged up my own prosthetic devices with the aid of several foot catalog products; without them, my gait is indeed affected, my balance off. Would be interested in hearing if you went ahead with amputation and how it worked for you. LHView Thread
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