What’s new with hammertoe surgery? Go to www.mitoe.com for an example. We just don’t have to use pins anymore sticking out of the toes from anywhere from 4 to six weeks. There are over 500,000 hammertoe operations a year. So there is a market for a number of internal devises to position the toe in correct alignment. Some are absorbable, but most are metallic and remain in the toe. These devises are small and are not generally detected when going through security at the airport.