What is a hammertoe?
A hammertoe is any toe that is bent so far in a downward-facing direction that it stays that way permanently. Hammertoes are usually the result of bad footwear. A hammertoe implant fixes the hammertoe by bending the toe in a more upward-facing direction.
How is the Weil-Carver Hammertoe implant constructed?
The implant is designed to dissolve in the body between six and 12 weeks after surgery. The chemical makeup of the implant allows it to dissolve into sugar, which is safe to pass through the blood after dissolution.
How is the implant surgically administered to patients?
Surgical implantation is a multi-tiered process. After the joint is prepared, several drilling steps occur that allow the implant to be placed properly. Once all the drilling is finished, the implant is set in place.
More information about the Weil-Carver Hammertoe Implant is available at www.biomet.com.