A hammertoe refers to a deformity of the second, third or fourth toe in which the toe is bent to the side at the middle joint. While a hammertoe may be corrected conservatively at first, it may begin to cause pain or discomfort and become fixed in its position if not treated. At this point, surgery may become necessary.
It is not uncommon for workers in office settings to sit at their desk for up to 40 hours each week, and perhaps more. If this sounds like you, you probably will also recognize the neck and back stiffness and pain that so often results from extended amounts of time spent sitting at a desk.
Total knee replacement surgery is one of many very successful operations in orthopaedic surgery, but over the time it can fail. There can be multiple reasons. It can be infection, loosening and wear of implants, instability, stiffness of the knee and fracture around the prosthesis.