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Tenotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to release tight or contracted tendons in the toes. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones and play a crucial role in the movement of joints. When a tendon becomes tight or contracted, it can cause the affected toe to become misaligned or bent, resulting in deformities such as hammertoes or claw toes.

During a tenotomy procedure, a small incision is made in the skin overlying the affected toe, and the tight tendon is carefully divided or released. This allows the toe to straighten or regain a more natural alignment, relieving pain and improving function. Tenotomy is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort and downtime for the patient.

Benefits of Tenotomy

Minimally Invasive: Tenotomy is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only a small incision, resulting in less tissue trauma, minimal scarring, and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

Effective: Tenotomy effectively releases tight tendons, allowing the affected toe to regain a more natural position and range of motion. This can alleviate pain, discomfort, and difficulty with walking or wearing shoes.

Quick Recovery: Because tenotomy is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, patients return home the same day and resume normal activities within a few days to weeks, depending on individual healing.

Improved Quality of Life: By addressing toe deformities and restoring function, tenotomy can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals experiencing discomfort and limitations due to hammertoes or claw toes.

At Tri City Foot Clinic, we specialize in advanced foot and ankle treatments, including tenotomy for toe tendon release. Our experienced chiropodists provide personalized care, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies to achieve optimal outcomes for our patients. We also offer permanent removal of excess bone with Podiatrist Allen Frankel for severe hammertoes.

Don't let toe deformities hinder your mobility and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how tenotomy can help you regain comfort and function in your toes. 

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