There are a wide range of problems that can affect the foot. While surgery is always an option for treatment, it is generally accepted that the conservative on nonsurgical option should be considered initially.
A wide range of the conditions that can affect the foot is covered within our advice centre.
However, common conditions requiring foot surgery include:
- Bunions (hallux valgus)
- Ingrown toenails
- Arthritis of big toe (hallux limitus/rigidus)
Minimal Incision Surgery
Premier Podiatry Director, Trevor Prior, is the first UK podiatric surgeon to be trained in minimal incision surgery. This technique uses very small incisions and specialist equipment to perform surgery to minimise trauma. It is not suitable for every condition and ecah patient requires specific assessment to determine suitability.
This technique has been popularised for bunion surgery more recently and is more suitable for smaller deformities. The National Institue for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have issued guidelines relating to bunion surgery: