Bunion correction surgery is done by incision to the side of the big toe joint and the removal and realignment of the soft tissue and the bone. Bunion correction surgery is done for people looking for a long term relieving of pain to the foot and restore the normal alignment to the toe joint. Small screws are used to hold the bones in place.
Bunion correction surgery is done under general anaesthesia.
Bunion correction surgery usually takes an hour for each foot.
Bunion correction surgery can be done as a day surgery.
What to expect after a bunion correction surgery?
You can walk right away after the surgery. Some people may need crutches for the first few days.
Wound must be kept dry at all times.
Internal dissolvable stitches are used so there are no stitches to be removed.
Special shoes are sometimes worn by some patients.
Partial to full weight bearing can be put on foot.
Why bunion correction surgery is done?
Your bunion pain does not respond well to non-surgical treatments.
Bunion is painful and affects your daily activities.
How well does bunion surgery works?
After the bunion is corrected, your daily activities like walking is likely to improve. The big toe joint will be generally less painful, and, in turn, moves better. Once the swelling and wound has settled down, your foot may look more normal than before.
You can see the following picture, the bunion at the right foot and the bunion correction surgery done to the left foot.
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Ganglion cyst is commonly found in the wrist, however, it can grow in the foot as well.
Ways of removing a ganglion cyst
Aspiration of a ganglion cyst (Non-surgical method).
Surgically remove the ganglion cyst.
What is an aspiration of a ganglion cyst?
Aspiration of a ganglion cyst is a conservative method to remove the fluid (aspirate) from the ganglion sac without surgery.
Your doctor can perform the aspiration of the ganglion cyst in the clinic by the following steps:
A local anaesthetic is injected into the ganglion to numb the area.
Once the area is numb, a sterile needle is inserted into the ganglion cyst.
The fluid is drained out of the ganglion sac.
The ganglion collapse like a deflated ballon.
A small plaster is used cover the needle wound.
Aspiration of a ganglion cyst by draining the fluid with a needle may work for some patients but not for all patients. This is because the ganglion sac is still in the body and may gets fill up again, causing the ganglion to reoccur.
Many patients prefers to try the aspiration of the ganglion cyst as the first line of treatment, if the ganglion returns, some opted for surgically remove the ganglion cyst.
Surgical removal of a ganglion cyst
You can consider surgically remove the ganglion cyst if you do not respond well to the conservative way of aspiration of the ganglion cyst or you experience the following:
Obstructing your daily activities or motion.
Changes in sensation.
Damage to the bones or ligaments.
The goal of the surgery is to remove the ganglion sac and the connecting tissue that allows the fluid to collect.
Surgical removal of a ganglion cyst can be done as a day surgery.
Picture of a Ganglion Cyst Removed from the Wrist
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Surgical Nail Removal Overview
You may want to consider surgical nail removal for severe or recurrent fungal nail infections. The whole nail or only a portion of the nail can be removed surgically.
Surgical nail removal can be done at the clinic. The orthopaedic surgeon will give an injection in the finger or toe for local anaesthesia. He will then start by loosen the skin around the nail and then tries to separate the nail from the skin by using a tool under the nail. If a portion of the nail is infected, only the affected nail is removed.
Our orthopaedic surgeon can remove the root of the nail to prevent the nail from growing back if you have recurrent nail infection that does not seems to go away with conservative treatment.
Your finger or toe will be covered with gauze and tape once the surgery is done.
What to Expect After the Surgical Nail Removal
For the first few weeks after the surgery, keep the wound dry and clean. The wound should heal very well after a few weeks.
Is it Necessary to Have My Nail Surgically Removed?
Surgical nail removal is performed when a large portion of the nail is infected and damaged or the nail is causing you extreme pain. Majority of the cases only requires to remove a portion of the affected nail.
How Well Does Surgical Nail Removal Works?
After the infected nail has been removed, the infection can be further treated by taking oral anti-fungal medicine.
What are the Risks Involved in Surgical Nail Removal?
The risk is very small. It could be:
Nail grows abnormally.
What to Think About for Surgical Nail Removal?
If you have been having recurrent nail infection, you can choose to have the nail removed together with its root. Once the root of the nail is removed, there is no chance for the infected nail to grow back again.
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If the non-surgical treatments no longer relieve pain and inflammation in your hip, you may want to contact us and discuss the option of total hip replacement. After discussing with our surgeon, if you decide that this is the best way to restore your ability to carry on your normal activities of daily life, the following information will be helpful for you to know.
The purpose of hip replacement surgery is to remove the two damaged and worn parts of the hip joint – the hip socket, acetabulum, and the ball, femoral head – and replace them with smooth, artificial implants called prostheses, which will help make the hip strong, stable and flexible again.
The Most Recent and Effective Hip Replacement Technology
The hip implant is comprised of four parts that work together to restore the original function of your ball-and-socket joint:
A metal hip stem that is inserted into the top of your thighbone
A metal cup which holds the cup liner
A cup liner which holds the femoral head
The femoral head or ball which is attached to the hip stem and inserted into the liner to form the ball-and-socket joint
One thing you should remember is that in the past 40 years, millions of people who have suffered from hip pain and arthritis have experienced relief and restored mobility through total hip replacement. In the United States alone, nearly 300,000 hip replacement procedures are performed each year.
We have designed this Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Programme for sportsmen or any individual who needs to get back to sports or daily activities in a safe, fast and effective method.
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four primary ligaments around the knee joint. It is the major stabilising ligament of the knee. The ACL can be injured by trauma or sports. If the ligament is completely torn, it will not heal. At the time of injury, the following may occur:
a “POP” from the injured knee
rapid development of a swollen knee
inability to continue playing the game
The primary aim of the ACL programme is to achieve a stable knee so as to prevent further injuries to the meniscus and cartilage of the joint and the secondary aim is to enable patients to return to their favourite sports activities. This is a unique and comprehensive treatment programme specifically tailored for patients with an ACL injury.
ACL Reconstruction Surgery
During this surgery, the remnants of your torn ACL need to be removed, and a similar ligament from somewhere else around your knee is inserted in the place of the original ACL.
The grafts used are the medial hamstring tendons, the central third of your patellar tendon and occasionally, an “allograft” from a cadaver. You may speak to our surgeon regarding the advantages and disadvantages of these grafts.
How this programme will help you
The team will help you understand your injury and treatment options by providing relevant information and instructional aids. Your progress in this programme will be closely monitored by the attending Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Physiotherapist who will be with you until the end of your treatment.
You will have access to the latest technology and gym equipment to help you recover.
You will be trained on how to prevent future knee ligament injuries.
Who it is for
For people with ACL injuries to achieve a stable knee and prevent further injuries to the meniscus and cartilage of the joint and who want to return to their active lifestyle.
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