ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hammer toe surgery. Close-up of surgeons inserting a pin into the second toe of a patient's foot to correct a condition called hammer toe. Hammer toe is a deformity of the middle joint of the second, third, or fourth toe causing it to be permanently bent, resembling a hammer. The condition can be caused by ill-fitting shoes.
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