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Common conditions we treat

Peroneal Tendons – Tenosynovitis and subluxation

Peroneal Tendons – Tenosynovitis and subluxation

The peroneal tendons are positioned on the lateral (outer) side of the ankle. There are usually three tendons the longus, the brevis and the tertius. Some people have a 4th peroneal tendon, the quartius. This can be risk factor for subluxation or dislocation. Injuries to […]

Achilles Tendon

Achilles Tendon

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. The tendon may be required to withstand forces of up to 10 times the patient’s body weight with activity. The Achilles tendon is prone to tendonitis, tendinosis and ruptures. Tendonitis can be divided […]

Rheumatoid Foot

Rheumatoid Foot

The rheumatoid foot is a whole subject in itself. Ninety per cent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will have involvement of their feet. This usually affects the metatarso-phalangeal joints of both feet symmetrically. Patients develop hallux valgus deformities with gradual subluxation and dislocation of the […]

High Arch – Pes Cavus

High Arch – Pes Cavus

Excessively high arches can be neuromuscular in origin which causes an imbalance between two pairs of muscles or structural in origin following trauma or underlying deformity. Pes Cavus is used to describe an excessively high medial longitudinal arch. The cavus deformity of the mid foot […]

Flat Feet – Pes Planus

Flat Feet – Pes Planus

Pes planus is a term used to describe flattening of the medial longitudinal arch. In the child pes planus can be broadly divided into 2 groups – physiological and non-physiological. All infants have flat feet and in the majority an arch will develop by the age of 6 […]

Syndactyly

Syndactyly

Syndactyly can be divided into two types zygosyndactyly and polysyndactyly. Zygosyndactyly consists of complete or incomplete webbing between the toes usually the second or third. It is rarely symptomatic and rarely requires treatment. In polysyndactyly there is often duplication of the fifth toe with webbing between it and […]