Posts in the foot surgery category

Footsurgery News 12 Oct | '2018

Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) Foot Surgery

Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Dr Kim brings significant advance for minimally invasive (keyhole) foot and ankle surgery to Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Minimally Invasive surgery has gained popularity in the field of foot and ankle surgery. Special surgical instruments/devices with advanced imaging techniques are used to visualise and perform various foot and ankle surgery through small incisions.

Because minimally invasive (keyhole) foot surgery, does not involve a long incision, it results in less trauma to the muscles and soft tissue surrounding the foot. In most cases, this results in less pain after foot surgery and a faster recovery.

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Footsurgery News 2 Sep | '2018

Surgery for Plantar fasciitis

Surgery for plantar fasciitis

Heel pain is one of the most common disorders that foot and ankles physicians treat and fortunately conservative treatment) is successful in roughly 90% of patients seeking treatment with plantar fasciitis.

When patients do not respond to conservative therapies, surgical options may be considered.  Surgical treatment for plantar fasciitis has been shown to be effective with good results throughout literature. (1-17)

Please note that surgery should be considered after 6 months of quality conservative treatment.

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Footsurgery News 4 Aug | '2018

Surgery for problems of the small toes

  1. What problems can happen to the small toes

The small toes are important in walking, especially when pushing off with the foot towards the next step. They share the pressure with the big toe and the ball of the foot. Toes become deformed when the pressures on the toe are stronger than their joints can resist. This may because the joints are weak or the pressures strong, or both.

The joints may be weak because they have been damaged by injury or arthritis. The muscles that control them may become unbalanced, so that one set pulls harder than others and causes the toe to bend. In some people the tissues in the lower part of the joint at the base of the toe (metatarsophalangeal joint or MTPJ) become weak, allowing the base of the toe to drift upwards and unbalancing it.

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Footsurgery News 14 Jun | '2018

What do you need to know about bunion surgery?

Do I need bunion surgery?

Although your surgeon has recommended an operation for your bunion to improve the function of your foot and reduce pain, it is your decision if you go ahead with the operation or not.

The bunion is often progressive and once the second toe overlies or underlies your first toe, additional operations are required to address the deformed lesser toes.

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Footsurgery News 21 Jan | '2018

Bursitis foot surgery

Intermetatarsal bursitis is a common cause of foot pain that is reported in females more than males. This high incidence is attributed mainly to the anatomy of the female foot as well as lifestyle choices such as the prolonged use of higher heeled shoes or long hours of standing in occupations such as the retail industry. Unfortunately, poorly managed foot pain can also aggravate the risk of developing other disorders such as neuromasRead More