Bunions & Hammer Toes

Modern Minimally Invasive Surgical Correction Techniques

A bunion is a deformity of the big toe and a bump on the inside of your foot caused by gradual deformity of the bones in your foot. Hammer toes are deformities of your smaller toes.

Unfortunately there is no way to fix these problems permanently without surgery. There are many surgical options available all with different approaches and recoveries. There is rarely a quick fix with a quick recovery to address these problems properly. Most surgeries require cutting and moving bone with plates and screws which can lead to a prolonged recovery.

Dr. Hodgkins uses the most modern 3 dimensional bunion correction devices, however, the recovery can still be long because you have to wait for the bone to heal, despite what you might read and see on the internet.



Rehab is long even when more recent developments allow for a slightly quicker recovery.

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Dr. Hodgkins does not normally recommend you have a surgical procedure for your bunion unless you meet the following criteria:

 Pain on a daily basis from the bunion that affects your quality of life
 You avoid certain activities because of your bunion
 Your bunion limits your daily choice of shoe
 You commit a full recovery duration of 6 months
 No impact exercise (running) and high heels for at least 4-6 months after surgery
 No driving for 2-3 months if it is your right foot

If you meet the above criteria, call Dr. Hodgkins for an opinion about bunion surgery.


Dr. Hodgkins works hard on five key areas to try and achieve superior experiences and outcomes for his patients.

Minimally Invasive Approach

Dr. Hodgkins uses minimally invasive approach and techniques when appropriate. Smaller incisions typically result in less pain and swelling after surgery, faster recovery and better cosmetic results. Dr. H spent time in his training with elite plastic surgeons to refine his skills to cosmetically improve incisions and prides himself on how his surgeries look on both the inside and outside. Dr. H uses magnification glasses (loupes) during surgery to see everything in greater detail. Loupes are normally worn by plastic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Dr. H trained with these highly precise surgeons to refine his motor skills to try and achieve the best possible result for your surgery.

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Cutting Edge Technology

Dr. Hodgkins aims to be at the forefront of cutting edge medicine and is involved in the design of innovative new surgical techniques and devices. He is invited to teach and present nationally and internationally on these techniques and has written many published articles and book chapters. He is also involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. He keeps up to date and is often personally involved with the latest and greatest with the aim of providing his patients the best surgical outcome!

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Dr. Hodgkins has had many injuries and surgeries himself. He understands your pain. He cares deeply about all of his patients and wants you to have the best possible experience under his care. He tries to pay attention to every detail of the patient experience which has made him one of the highest rated orthopedic surgeons in the USA with over 700 online 5-Star reviews and over 300 Google 5-Star reviews. His mission is the best possible outcomes and pleasant experiences. He hopes his reputation speaks for itself about how well he does what he does! See and read for yourself from other real patients.

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Dr. Hodgkins utilizes a mini camera (arthroscope) for most surgeries to look inside joints and see hidden problems inside the joint that may otherwise not be detected. Dr. H thinks this is so important that he spent time training with highly skilled arthroscopic surgeons and has adopted these techniques in his practice to ensure his patients get a comprehensive surgery for the best possible result. Dr. H was also one of the first surgeons in the world to use the new Arthrex ‘Nanoscope’ in the ankle which is an even smaller camera pushing the boundaries of innovation.

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Superior Outcomes

Dr. Hodgkins treats all his patients as he does his elite athletes. Whether you want to resume walking your dog in the park, play world cup rugby or need to get back to work, he aims to provide you with the best possible result as quickly as possible so you can get back to enjoying your life. He prescribes progressive rehabilitation techniques and pays very close attention to progress. He uses adjuncts to recovery including modern boots, braces and other equipment to try and improve and accelerate your recovery.

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    EXCEPTIONAL..the Best in Miami Dade County! Dr. Hodgkins and his medical team are true professionals. They provided excellent care to my daughter, she broke her toe then her ankle. Dr. Hodgkins and his staff made sure she her recovery was 100% and more. I appreciate this medical team to the fullest and would recommend them to the world because they are a fine group of PROFESSIONALS! Thank you for your dedication and hard work. (Google Review)
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    Thanks to Dr. Hodgkins my life is back to normal. After a horrible injury that could have left me without a foot Dr. Hodgkins did not give up on me and fixed me up. I’m forever grateful I landed in his hands and wouldn’t trade him for any other specialist. Not even if I was paid. Thank you for everything Doctor. (Google Review)
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  • ★★★★★

    Dr Hodgkins is an excellent surgeon. I had a severe foot injury and he made my foot look new again. It was such an ugly injury and now my foot looks normal again. His staff are always courteous, friendly and kind. I highly recommend him because he is so good at what he does. (Google Review)
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    Outstanding. Brand new aquiles tendon.I suffered a bad tear in my aquiles tendon playing baseball. I thought I wasn't going to play again. After my surgery with Dr. Hodgkins I feel good as new! And close to be back on the field. (Google Review)
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    Dr. Hodgkins is fabulous. His expertise is unquestionable. He takes time to listen and answer all questions. He is compassionate and as gentle as possible. I’ve been to many orthopedists and without doubt he is first class. Everyone on staff is extremely pleasant, caring and efficient. Waiting time is never more than 10 minutes. I would recommend Dr. Hodgkins to anyone looking for a top notch orthopedist. (Google Review)
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    Never in a million years did I think I'd end up under going a major surgery to repair a complete Achilles Rupture 8 months ago. After searching for a highly qualified surgeon I elected to use Dr. Hodgkin's services and it was one of best decisions I made in my life. I have been able to regain full mobility of my leg with the expertise and recommendations from him and his team. I urge anyone I need of I highly qualified Dr. to utilize his services. (Google Review)
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    "I fell at home, broke my right ankle in three (3) parts and needed to be hospitalized. I had the good fortune to have Doctor Christopher Hodgkins as my orthopedic surgeon. As a doctor he shows genuine compassion and is attentive to every detail. He is honest and direct, and when it came time to explain the type of surgery and recovery process ahead for me, he was sincere and patient. He was frank in explaining the long road ahead of me and my return to my normal life, but just as he was honest he was supportive and encouraging. During my stay in the hospital, Dr. Hodgkins came by everyday to see me and check on my status. (Google Review)
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    I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Hodgkins and his team. My case was complicated, yet Dr. Hodgkins took his time to research and liase with other doctors to ensure I was completely safe and taken care of. He took ample time to answer all of my questions and eased my anxiety (which was a lot!). A year and a half post surgery, I am feeling great and it is all thanks to him. (Google Review)
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    Dr. Hodgkins has come to my rescue again and again, starting in 2013 while I was recovering from a horrid 8 month Mersa infection. Then again in 2015 - an ankle fusion, 2017, hardware removal, and again today. My needs have ALWAYS been met with speed, care, and kindness. I can not say enoungh good things. Dr. Hodgkins and his staff.. His office is clean, friendly, and well staffed. During and after my hospital stays he would take the extra time to make sure I was comfortable and my questions answered. (Google Review)
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    Being in the Military it’s great to get the service, professionalism and coursety from Dr. Hodgkin’s and his great staff. They are “Tip of the Spear” and always getting better. Would highly recommend them and trust in their highly motivated mission. They lead by example, and will get the job done! Forget the rest, go see the best Dr.Hodgkins. Atta Boy-Doc! (Google Review)
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