FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY
The team at the Woodberry clinic work within an Orthopaedic team as part of a NHS Foot & Ankle Service in addition to their private work. Under the direction of Mr Livingstone, who is a member of The British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) and The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), we are ideally placed to advise on both Surgical and Conservative care for Foot and Ankle Problems. In particular we have a special interest in post operative rehab, getting you back to where you want to be, as fast as possible.
We understand how painful ingrown toenails can be, and how the information out there can be confusing and sometimes conflicting. Conservative care can be used, but the evidence is that most people will eventually require surgery to resolve this. There are many myths about surgery the most common being how painful it is, it is not. Surgical intervention has a very high success rate with regrowth rates of less than 2 percent, the main risk being infection after the operation. Little time is required of work or school and normal footwear can be worn a few days following the surgery. The post-operative care is essentially done by yourself with daily changes of a dry dressing such as mepore and cleaning of the wound. Above all, this is a pain killing operation. Please get in touch and we will talk you through all thee risks and benifits of having it done.
Many myths surround Bunion operations. Surgery is indicated for pain and inability to wear footwear. Generally, the younger the patient the worse the long term satisfaction rates. Pain and inability to function should always be considered. Pain from bunions can be treated by conservative care and footwear plays a large role in bunion management. Careful assessment is essential for success and there are over 100 recognised different procedures for bunion surgery.