About Dr Damien Lafferty

Dr Damien Lafferty is a podiatric surgeon (foot and ankle surgeon)

Open cartilage wear in small bunion

By |2020-02-07T13:28:28+11:00February 5th, 2020|Bunions, Uncategorized|

  This case I surgically corrected recently is an excellent example of why those cases may not settle. It shows how much-unseen damage a bunion can do. This patient is only 26 years old. As can be seen from the pre-operative images, the bunion is not marked, however, the pain was considerable. During this type of [...]

Rigid, painful flat feet?

By |2021-06-19T11:46:48+10:00April 15th, 2019|Flat feet|

It could be an undiagnosed tarsal coalition. In recent months I have had several children present with markedly painful flat feet that have been treated unsuccessfully for many years solely with orthotics. Upon in-depth investigation, aided by medical imaging, it became apparent that each of these cases involved undiagnosed tarsal coalitions. Correct diagnosis, followed by excision [...]

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