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Minimally invasive fracture fixation

By |May 23rd, 2022|

Surgical intervention is continuously evolving. Minimally invasive surgery, or keyhole as it is commonly known, has progressed markedly over recent years as this case depicts. This patient presented with a [...]

Post-operative wounds

By |April 29th, 2022|

The images show how a foot can look at six weeks post-op. This patient had chronic painful 1st and 2nd MTPJs. On clinical and radiographic imaging, it was shown she [...]

Plantar fasciotomy post-op

By |February 18th, 2022|

Following on from a post (Chronic Heel Pain, October 2021) I shared a few weeks ago about the minimally invasive plantar fasciotomy for chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciosis/fasciitis. A patient presented [...]

Heloma molle/soft corn

By |February 9th, 2022|

Interdigital soft corns are a common occurrence and in most situations, regular debridement and ID pads can control the problem. Some of these corns can be resistant to conservative treatment [...]

Pes planus

By |November 19th, 2021|

Flat feet and the plethora of symptoms associated must be one of the most commonly seen conditions in the office of a podiatrist. Typically with the help from orthoses, strengthening [...]

Chronic heel pain

By |October 27th, 2021|

This 24-year-old male presented at my rooms with an 8-year history of bilateral "plantar fasciitis". He had been treated with various modalities and health practitioners over the years, including 4 [...]

Accessory navicular with pes planus

By |October 19th, 2021|

Approximately 2.5% of the population are born with an accessory navicular. There are three types of this condition with type 2 being the most commonly symptomatic. The fibrocartilagenous union between [...]

Gout

By |September 21st, 2021|

I have carried out surgery on three patients recently who have had moderate bunions on X-ray, however, clinically they appear to be much worse. On X-ray, you can see "shadowing" [...]

Dislocated 2nd MTPJ

By |September 13th, 2021|

This patient presented recently with a long-standing markedly painful left 2nd metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). Conservative care has been unsuccessful and hence she was referred for a surgical consultation. On examination, [...]

Motion following hallux limitus surgery

By |September 7th, 2021|

Hallux limitus/rigidus or degenerative osteoarthrosis of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is a very common condition in our practices. Once the condition deteriorates to the point where conservative care is [...]

Interdigital corn

By |August 23rd, 2021|

This would present at a podiatry practice on a regular occurrence. This case was in a 27-year-old, who had been suffering from a lateral 5th toe corn (heloma durum), however, [...]

Subungual exostosis

By |August 18th, 2021|

I see a regular amount of subungual exostosis throughout the year. Typically they have been treated as ingrown toenails (IGTN) first. The GP and the podiatrist may assume it is [...]

Hyperpronation cure

By |August 10th, 2021|

Many of you may have heard of HyProCure (hyperpronation cure) and wondered what it is. The HyProCure website does a very good job of explaining in detail, both descriptively and [...]

Improvements in bunion surgery

By |August 3rd, 2021|

Bunion surgery has advanced markedly in recent years. Traditionally the surgery has had a bad name. Procedures involved long recovery, large incisions, marked pain and poor outcome. This has all [...]

Hypergranulation tissue

By |July 27th, 2021|

Just a reminder of the importance of removing hypergranulation tissue during a partial nail avulsion with penalisation (PNA). This young boy had this recalcitrant ingrown toenail for over a year [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

By |June 15th, 2021|

Surgery is often described as an art and science. This case from last week depicts exactly how science can help surgical outcomes. This patient had chronic, marked unremitting symptoms on [...]

Osteoid osteoma

By |January 7th, 2020|

This case will hopefully outline the importance of utilising all your knowledge and not solely relying on other professionals' reporting. I carried out bunion correction on this 25-year-old, 4 years [...]

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