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What you really need to know after bunion surgery?

What you really need to know after bunion surgery?

When a colleague (HFP) sought this question, she was generous and mentioned her surgeon was busy and thought it an oversight. I am both an ex-patient and a foot surgeon, and I’m afraid I have to disagree. We often confuse nice with good, and all clinicians have a blip – but then don’t we all? So we have a patient leaving the hospital after bunion surgery. No post-operative information is apparent, so what does she do? Call a friend! This, in fact, is Facebook and jolly good it is as there is a heap of friendly advice.

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How does surgery impact our lives?

How does surgery impact our lives?

It may seem simple to accept a risk from surgery is low in percentage terms but in this article I explore a new phenomena to may patients and that is actual impact should a perceived low risk actually arise. A number of different complications and problems are discussed and the impact this has should it arise is highlighted with examples and supplementary papers.

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Caught Out with Cancer

Caught Out with Cancer

Cancer is something which affects any part of the body but being caught out may not always be the doctor’s fault. In this article I am using the abbreviation ‘S.M.ART’ which will be explained at the end. But how could we call be fooled by the story of my father’s sudden death from bowel cancer. Who was to blame?

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A naval bone and the Duke of Edinburgh?

A naval bone and the Duke of Edinburgh?

Nothing can be more exciting than see someone in pain make a recovery. Rachel wanted to undertake the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award that had been going as long as I had been living. The conditions for the awards are activity based and she was aiming for the Silver element. At 17 years of age this lovely student was not doing so well with her foot, and in particular her arch.

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Barefoot Kick off your Shoes

Barefoot Kick off your Shoes

There are 2 riders to bare feet activity permission based on existing problems assessing the ground for safety. As usual the author likes to delve into the internet and see what makes sound advice and what is fake news! This article is more than barefeet though. It looks again at information from the internet and asks HOW VALUABLE or ACCURATE is it?

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