Archive: Foot and Ankle

Haglund’s Syndrome Surgery

What is Haglund’s syndrome? Haglund’s syndrome is a triad of conditions, which consists of insertional Achilles tendinopathy in conjunction with inflammation between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone (retrocalcaneal...

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Flat Foot Reconstruction

What is a flat foot reconstruction? A flat foot reconstruction is an operation to restore the shape of your foot and reduce pain. An operation is only recommended as a...

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Bunion surgery

What is a bunion? A bunion is a bony deformity affecting the main joint of the big toe. The medical term for a bunion is called hallux valgus. It is...

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Big Toe Fusion

What is a big toe fusion? A big toe fusion is an operation for severe arthritis of the big toe that is painful and already stiff (hallux rigidus). The technical...

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Big Toe Cheilectomy

What is a big toe cheilectomy? A big toe cheilectomy is an operation to remove a bony lump on top of the main joint of the big toe (first metatarsal-phalangeal...

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Ankle Fusion

What is an ankle fusion? Most ankle arthritis can be treated without surgery. An ankle fusion is an operation considered for severe ankle arthritis, once non-operative treatments have been exhausted...

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Ankle Arthroscopy

What is an ankle arthroscopy? An ankle arthroscopy is an operation performed using a “keyhole” technique to allow the surgeon to directly see and operate inside the ankle joint. What...

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Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

What are the goals of treating an Achilles tendon rupture? The goals of treating an Achilles tendon rupture are for the tendon ends to heal together and avoid weakness that...

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Small Toe Surgery

What is small toe surgery? The small toes can become deformed overtime, due to repetitive pressure on the joints. Small toe surgery involves an operation to help straighten a deformed...

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Shockwave Therapy

What is Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is a common condition when the tendon undergoes degenerative changes, in response to repetitive small tears (microtrauma) to the tendon, that do not completely...

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