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A ruptured Achilles tendon can be repaired either non-surgically, via a cast or brace, or via surgery where the tendon is stitched together. A cast or brace is put on the leg after surgery for up to eight weeks to help it heal.
A bunion is a painful bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe which usually gets worse over time. Surgical removal commonly involves part of the toe bone being cut or removed and the bones being realigned.
Tightened ligaments and tendons cause the middle and end joints in the toe to contract, causing the toe joints to curl downwards. This condition is often caused by arthritis. Severe cases are treated surgically to straighten the toe.
Flat feet or fallen arches cause the arch, instep or inside of the foot to be flat on the ground when standing – normally it should be raised. Treatment is usually in the form of corrective insoles (orthotics) in shoes. Surgery is possible to correct severe cases with plantar fasciectomys.
Lumps like ganglions beneath the skin can be removed if they are causing pain or difficulty with footwear.
This is a condition that often occurs with bunions: the toe bends downwards at the middle joint. This usually happens in the second toe and causes the middle toe joint to rise up. Surgery is used to treat severe cases to straighten the toe.
This includes any surgical procedure on the foot that uses the latest technology to make fewer, smaller incisions, resulting in reduced tissue damage and scarring. Cases can often be treated on a day patient basis.
This is a surgical procedure that involves part of a bone being cut to shorten or realign it. It is sometimes performed as part of bunion surgery or to relieve pain in arthritis cases and uses general anaesthetic.
A condition also known as Hallux Rigidus, a form of degenerative arthritis, which causes pain and stiffness in the joint where the big toe meets the foot. Severe cases can be treated with the surgical procedure chilectomy/artrodesis.
Injections can be part of a treatment plan to relieve pain, stopping nerves from sending pain signals to the brain and reducing painful swelling. Cortisone (steroid) injections reduce inflammation and can last for several months.
This surgical procedure is performed via keyhole surgery using an arthroscope attached to a video camera. It is used to repair damage caused to the shoulder through trauma, wear and tear or damage to the ligaments and tendons.
This surgical procedures is to remove any internal fixations e.g. screws, wires, plates.
This surgical procedures performed to either correct rigid deformity or instability of the subtalar joint or to remove painful arthritis of this joint. During surgery, this joint between the talus bone above and calcaneus bone below is removed as the joint surfaces are fixed together.