A preliminary report on the status of implants for the lesser toes

J Foot Surg. 1985 Nov-Dec;24(6):453-5.


The authors present a retrospective study of 47 digits, with an average follow-up of 15 months, using the Silastic Hammertoe Implant H.P. The complications inherent with all implants are reviewed and the specific problems noted with this implant, including dislocation, bony regrowth, and lack of a superior cosmetic result, are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Silicone Elastomers
  • Toe Joint / surgery*
  • Toes / abnormalities


  • Silicone Elastomers