Louisville-Jefferson County, KY Hammertoe Correction Cost Comparison

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A Hammertoe Correction in Louisville-Jefferson County costs $9,530 on average when you take the median of the 26 medical providers who perform Hammertoe Correction procedures in Louisville-Jefferson County (balance), KY. There are 1 different types of Hammertoe Correction provided in Louisville-Jefferson County, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Louisville-Jefferson County providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Hammertoe Correction Surgery Cost Average $5,900 - $16,200 Free Quote

Compare Hammertoe Correction Providers in Louisville-Jefferson County (balance), KY

Facility City Type
The Louisville Bone and Joint Center Louisville Ortho Surgery Center
University of Louisville Hospital Louisville Acute Care Hospital
Louisville Orthopedic Surgery Center Louisville Ortho Surgery Center
Kps Suites Louisville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Catherine Regional Hospital Charlestown Acute Care Hospital
Pcn Surgical Suites Louisville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oak Tree Hospital at Baptist Hospital Northeast Lagrange Acute Care Hospital
Clark Memorial Hospital Jeffersonville Acute Care Hospital
Flaget Memorial Hospital Bardstown Acute Care Hospital
Jewish Hospital Louisville Acute Care Hospital
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Shelbyville Acute Care Hospital
Southern Indiana Orthopedic and Spine Surgery Charlestown Ortho Surgery Center
Surgical Center of New Albany New Albany Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baptist Hospital East Louisville Acute Care Hospital
Washington County Memorial Hospital Salem Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital Louisville Acute Care Hospital
Harrison County Hospital Corydon Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Norton Southwest Medical Center Louisville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premier Surgery Center of Louisville Louisville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Norton Hospital Louisville Acute Care Hospital
Baptist Hospital Northeast La Grange Acute Care Hospital
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services New Albany Acute Care Hospital
Kk and A Surgery Center New Albany Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Outpatient Connection Jeffersonville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dupont Surgery Center Louisville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kindred Hospital Louisville Louisville Acute Care Hospital

Hammertoe Correction Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Hammertoe correction surgery is an open procedure for patients who have one or more of the middle three toes pointing up at the middle joint. This procedure is used when there has been little to no improvement after more conservative therapies have been tried. Hammertoe correction surgeries are usually performed at an outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. Patients are usually able to come home the day of the surgery, typically one to two hours after the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few weeks after the surgery, though the timeline varies greatly depending on the specific type of surgery.

Patient Preparation for Hammertoe Correction Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with X-rays or other diagnostic tests. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. And, finally, let your doctor know if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You may need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Hammertoe Correction Surgery

The surgery itself can take as little as one hour, though it could take longer and depends of the severity of the problem. The preparation and recovery time may take several hours. Most patients go home the same day if there are no major problems. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). Typically, hammertoe correction surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who will make a small incision on the affected toe/s. There are two common procedures to correct hammertoes: joint resection and fusion. Joint resection involves cutting ligaments and tendons to allow the toe to straighten. The tip of the bone may also be removed. Small pins or rods may be inserted for stability during the healing process, and they will be removed a month after surgery. Fusion is a procedure in which ligaments and tendons are also cut to straighten the toe. The tips of the two bones at the joint are then fused using metal pins or screws. After the incision is closed — using stitches or steri-strips — your foot will be wrapped in a soft bandage. You will also have to wear a special shoe during recovery.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities, physical therapy exercises and other things you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.


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