Dr. Mike Smith – Foot Surgeon in Adelaide
Determining whether foot surgery is the best option for your condition can be a difficult decision. The foot is a complex mechanism that has many bone and joints that may be affected by arthritis and progressive deformity.
One of the most common conditions seen in the foot is the development of a bunion. A bunion deformity is frequently accompanied by lesser toe deformities, called hammer toes, or cross over toes. Determining the best course of action requires a detailed discussion with the patient regarding the management options available.
While some patients do not experience discomfort from these deformities, others have difficulty with shoe wear, poor cosmesis, and pain secondary to developed of arthritis and callus formation.
A detailed discussion with an orthopaedic surgeon will be able to provide you with the potential benefits and limitations of foot surgery, and help determine the best course of action. There are many recent advances in the field of foot surgery with minimally invasive techniques now available. These keyhole techniques minimise soft tissue scar formation, provide a better cosmetic result, and may be a suitable option.
Dr. Mike Smith graduated from the University of Adelaide, and completed his Orthopaedic training in Adelaide. He is currently undertaking subspecialty training nationally and internationally (Europe / UK) prior to returning to Adelaide. Dr. Smith will specialise as a knee, ankle, and foot surgeon in Adelaide. If you would like to learn more about your condition and the role of minimally invasive surgery, then please contact his rooms to make an appointment.