The problems with keyhole bunion surgery

By |2022-04-11T20:24:45+10:00March 24th, 2022|Bunions, Foot pain|

There have been marked improvements in bunion surgery over the years to the point where, typically, the procedure is day surgery, the pain is controlled and long-term good results are achieved. Keyhole surgery, better known as minimally invasive surgery, is very much the "flavour of the month". It does have a place, but I find many [...]


By |2022-02-17T16:59:12+11:00September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

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" of the gouty tophaceous deposits on the medial aspect of the joint, which gives the impression clinically that the actual osseous deviation is larger. Luckily minimal [...]

Improvements in bunion surgery

By |2022-04-11T20:26:04+10:00August 3rd, 2021|Bunions, Foot pain|

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 changed now; however, sadly, there still exist many surgeons who have not progressed. This case is a perfect example. This was brought to my attention recently. [...]

Osteoid osteoma

By |2022-02-20T14:02:50+11:00January 7th, 2020|Bunions|

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 ago, with an excellent outcome. He has then presented subsequently in a CAM boot with a 6-month history of severe midfoot pain and oedema. He has [...]

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