Foot surgery is a medical procedure that involves the treatment of a variety of foot conditions, such as injuries, deformities, or diseases. The surgery aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and correct structural problems that affect the foot’s functionality. Common types of foot surgeries include bunionectomy, plantar fasciitis release, ankle arthroscopy, and Achilles tendon repair, among others.
Recovery time and the type of post-operative care required depend on the type of surgery performed, but typically involves a period of rest, physical therapy, and medication to manage pain and reduce inflammation. While foot surgery may be intimidating, it can significantly improve a person’s quality of life by relieving chronic foot pain and restoring mobility.
Key Hole Bunion Surgery
Bunion corrections are performed utilising the latest in minimally invasive ‘Key hole’ techniques. These are typically performed as a day procedure with no stitches required.
Key Hole Plantar Fascia Release
Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition. Using ‘Key-hole’ techniques, the plantar fascia is released through two 4-5mm incisions as a day procedure.
A painful neuroma can be excised as a day procedure though a small incision on the top of the foot. Patients are able to mobilise immediately following this procedure.
1st MTP Joint(Big Toe Joint) Fusion
1st MTP joint fusion / arthrodesis is a very reliable procedure to reduce / eliminate pain from underlying arthritis affecting the 1st MTP joint (Hallux Rigidus).
Midfoot / Hindfoot Fusion
Arthritis of the midfoot/hindfoot is a common presentation. Patients experience weight bearing induced pain, that is usually chronic in nature.