Hammertoe surgery and the Trim-it Drill pin

Foot Ankle Spec. 2013 Aug;6(4):296-302. doi: 10.1177/1938640013490123. Epub 2013 May 14.


Digital deformities are some of the most frequent complaints of patients seeking a surgical solution after the failure of conservative care. A thorough assessment of the actual level of deformity is important to ensure a lasting surgical correction. This article details the options for correcting hammertoe, clawtoe and mallet toe deformities with Trim it Drill pin and the Spin pin.

Levels of evidence: Level 5.

Keywords: PLLA; Spin pin; Trim it Drill pin; absorbable pin.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Nails*
  • Hammer Toe Syndrome / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Metatarsophalangeal Joint / surgery
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Toe Phalanges / surgery