Meet Ria…

By day, Ria is an elementary school teacher. By night, she is a singer and performer. Combine the two roles and you get someone who is on their feet all day. Foot health plays an important part of Ria’s daily life, but the unbearable pain she suffered from was the biggest reason she contacted a surgeon. Her goal was to find a solution that didn’t just help her feet feel better, but also bring back their natural beauty.

That’s when Ria decided to call Dr. Yolanda Ragland, a podiatric surgeon located in New York ( Dr. Ragland examined Ria and decided on a solution that would not only take the pain in her feet away, but also help make them beautiful again. Dr. Ragland decided that the Nextra® Hammertoe Correction System, from Nextremity Solutions® was the best solution for Ria.

For Dr. Ragland, there was no other option. Dr. Ragland specializes in an approach to hammertoe corrective surgery called the Inter-Digital Approach. This approach allows her to perform the surgery at the side of the toe and not the top, thus reducing visible scars. According to Dr. Ragland, the Nextra® Hammertoe Correction System is the only solution available that not only provides her with excellent results for her patients, but also allows her to perform the surgery with the Inter-Digital Approach.

Today, Ria is feeling the positive affects of not just dealing with the pain, but actually doing something about it. Her feet feel great and they no longer embarrass her. She’s excited to show others her beautiful feet and says, “I wish I had done it sooner.”

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About is an education website hosted by Nextremity Solutions®. The purpose of the site is to educate its visitors about various solutions for hammertoe deformities. The site includes a Surgeon Connector that helps connect visitors with a surgeon in their area, as only a surgeon knows what treatment option is right for them.

About Nextremity Solutions®

Nextremity Solutions® is a privately held medical device company offering novel solutions and approaches to forefoot surgical intervention. The Company’s procedure-ready sterile implant systems for the correction of forefoot pathologies include uniquely precise, proprietary technology designed to achieve repeatable and superior clinical outcomes.