The duration of an operation to remove corns and / or re-align toes will vary according to the complexity of the surgery and the number of toes which require correction. Toe surgery to remove corns and correct position rarely takes more than one hour. Recovery time does depend on exactly what has been done but activity levels are generally confined to toilet duties for the first week i.e. no walking except when essential. After one week activity levels can increase and one can return to normal wide footwear such as trainers or 'UGG' type boots after 2 weeks. Occasionally, small wires are placed in the toes to hold position for a few weeks and in this case recovery might be longer i.e. 4-6 weeks.
The cost of corn removal / toe surgery varies according to the complexity of the operation. On average corn and toe surgery costs between £500 and £4000. Most insurance companies cover corn and toe surgery and the Centre can provide further advice on this. Please note that the Centre is recognised by virtually all national and many international private medical insurance companies.
Toe and corn removal surgery is relatively safe and the Centre's patients rarely experience complications. However, no surgical procedure is risk free from complications such as infection and thrombosis and all patients are carefully councilled on the implications and possible complications of surgery. Infections rarely occur at the Centre and the vast majoriy of patients are delighted with the outcome of their operations
A patient can usually return to normal footwear after toe and corn surgery, once the stitches have been removed, at 2 weeks. In more complex cases, where wires may have been used this period can extent to up to 6 weeks.