News of the Weird: 'Stiletto surgery' is latest craze

  • by: CHUCK SHEPHERD , Wire services
  • Updated: February 8, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Women’s love-hate affairs with their shoes is the stuff of legends, but a Memphis, Tenn., podiatrist told Fox News in November of a recent increase in women deciding on what might be called the nuclear option — “stiletto surgery” — for horribly uncomfortable, yet irresistible, shoes. Either the shoe must go or part of the foot, and more are choosing the latter (or at least the pinky), to be removed or reduced by surgery. The Memphis doctor said he sees as many as 30 patients a month interested in the procedure.

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