Elective foot surgery is very safe although there are certain risks that patients must be made aware of, regardless of the rarity with which complications occur. The risks of foot surgery are very similar to those risks posed by having other surgery, such as infection and deep vein thrombosis. There are also risks associated with having certain medicines during and after your surgery, such as the possibility of nausea and vomiting. Any risks associated with surgery are explained to the patient during their pre-operative consultation at which time written consent is given. Absolute care is taken to ensure that consent to undergo surgery is only given once all questions have been answered to the patient’s satisfaction and all possible risks have been explained.