Ankle arthritis is a condition where the cartilage surfaces that line the ankle joint become thin and eventually wear out completely.
Hallux rigidus is the medical term used to describe a painful, stiff big toe. The name means stiff (rigidus) great toe (hallux). The joint affected is the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ).
In recent years, there has been considerable controversy in Australia regarding surgery for degenerative tears of the medial meniscus. Critics cite epidemiological studies to support their view that such surgery is of no benefit and in many cases probably harmful (Buchbinder,R and Harris,I, Editorial, Medical Journal of Australia;197:364-5, 2012). And yet, knee surgeons continue to perform large numbers of partial meniscectomies in active people over the age of 40, adamant that in most cases patients are much better off than if the surgery had not been carried out.
Bunions are a common deformity with one in three women and one in ten men affected. They are thought to occur due to a genetic muscle imbalance and therefore tend to run in families.
Nguyen, podiatrists and physiotherapists. The panel of experts work together with the patient to solve these complex cases.