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ACHILLES TENDON REPAIR

The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the muscles of your calf to the calcaneus (heel bone). It is used when you walk, run and jump.

ANKLE ARTHROSCOPY

An arthroscope is a fiberoptic pencil sized instrument that can be inserted through small stab incisions into the ankle joint. It is fitted with a camera and a lighting system with which the surgeon looks into the ankle joint.

ANKLE FUSION SURGERY

This operation is designed to glue (fuse) the ankle joint. Once the fusion occurs, there will be no movement at the ankle joint and thereby the pain is eliminated in this area.

ANKLE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

When the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle joint are torn it causes ongoing instability which can lead to arthritis in the long term. A repair of the ligaments is necessary to tighten up the ankle and prevent further episodes of twisting.

ANKLE REPLACEMENT

This is an operation designed to replace the worn out, arthritic ankle joint with a prosthesis which aims to preserve movement and get rid of the pain. It involves a skin incision over the front of the ankle to gain access to the joint.

BUNION SURGERY

This operation is designed to correct the deviation of the big toe.In order to to achieve this correction, two skin incisions around the big toe will be made. A bone cut is made in the big toe to realign it. 

ESWT SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT

This is a type of treatment which is used to treat chronic plantar fasciitis (heel pain) or achilles tendinosis which is not responding to physiotherapy and other treatment modalities.

FIRST MTP JOINT CHEILECTOMY

For the more minor type of hallux rigidus (big toe arthritis), shaving of the bump of the bone on top of the metatarsal is sufficient, and this is referred to as a cheilectomy.

FIRST MTP JOINT FUSION FOR BIG TOE ARTHRITITIS

For the more minor type of hallux rigidus (big toe arthritis), shaving of the bump of the bone on top of the metatarsal is sufficient, and this is referred to as a cheilectomy.

FLATFOOT RECONSTRUCTION

This operation is designed to help recreate the arch of your foot and also correct the heel so that it is placed in the correct position. 

FRIEBERG DISEASE

Two common options Osteotomy or Cheilectomy are available surgically for this condition. Deciding on these options depends on how advanced the condition is.

HINDFOOT FUSION

This operation is designed to glue (fuse) the joints of the hindfoot. Once the fusion occurs, there will be no movement at the fused joints and thereby the pain is eliminated in this area. 

INGROWN TOE NAIL SURGERY

This is a procedure where either a wedge of the ingrown nail or the entire nail is removed and the nail bed is treated with a chemical (phenol) to prevent the nail from growing back.

LESSER TOE DEFORMITY SURGERY

In order to straighten the toe or toes, the knuckle at the top of the toe is usually cut, and the toe straightened. In order to hold the toe straight following the surgery, a small pin (we call this a K-wire) is commonly inserted into the toe for about four weeks.

MIDFOOT FUSION

This operation is designed to glue (fuse) the joints of the midfoot. Once the fusion occurs, there will be no movement at the fused joints and thereby the pain is eliminated in this area. You will have one to three skin incisions over the top of your foot.

MORTONS NEUROMA

The operation is designed to get rid of the symptoms of pain, burning and tingling in the toes.It involves making an incision over the top of the foot in between the toes to gain access to the nerve which is between the toe bones. The swollen part of the nerve is then cut out and the wound is closed.

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