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Women are getting toe reductions to fit into high heels

New York Post—November 24, 2017

Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, director of the Non-surgical Foot and Ankle service at HSS, spoke to New York Post about toe reductions, a cosmetic surgery that shortens and straightens toe bones.

"You have to be very careful when you remove any bone or change the structure in any way, because it can affect your balance, the way you walk and your way of life," Dr. Positano cautioned.

Dr. Positano warned that patients could experience weight gain and restlessness during recovery from surgery.

"We see 10 to 20 patients per year who have developed clinical depression because they can’t stand or walk around," he said.

Read the full article at nypost.com. This article appeared in the November 27, 2017 print issue.

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  • Podiatry Management: February 1, 2018 print issue


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