INGROWN TOENAIL / NAIL SURGERY
Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is a very powerful diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of a wide array of foot and ankle problems such as tendinosis, tenosynovitis, rupture, dislocation, ligaments that are commonly torn, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, and plantar plate injury.
Sports and overuse injuries to the foot and ankle are common. Ultrasound has been established as an excellent diagnostic modality for muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and soft tissue pathologies. It provides a rapid non-invasive and cost-effective examination tool to patients with acute or chronic pain or problems.
Our orthotics are based on French fabrication techniques built over years of experience, research and development. They are designed to meet the patient’s lifestyle, to improve and alleviate specific ailments and discomfort. All insoles are customised to fit different kinds of shoe wear (a wide range of sports and everyday shoes, evening shoe wear such as stiletto heels). The insoles are made of the finest leather. They can be custom-made in the material of your choice.
FUNGAL NAIL / SKIN INFECTION
As it progresses, the infection can cause:
- discolouration of the nail – it may turn white, black, yellow or green
- thickening and distortion of the nail – it may become an unusual shape or texture and be difficult to trim
- pain or discomfort – particularly when using or placing pressure on the affected toe
- brittle or crumbly nails – pieces may break off and come away completely
Sometimes the skin nearby might also become infected and be itchy, cracked or red and swollen.
STEROID INJECTIONS / JOINT INJECTIONS
A hypodermic needle is injected into the affected joint where it delivers a dose of any one of many anti-inflammatory agents, the most common of which are corticosteroids. Hyaluronic acid, because of its high viscosity, is sometimes used to replace bursa fluids. The technique may also be used to withdraw excess fluid from the joint. Besides, steroid injections can be an option for treating Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis.
Electrosurgery is used in dermatologic/podiatric practice to destroy benign and malignant lesions (abnormal skin growths), control bleeding (hemostasis), and cut or excise tissue.
Electrocautery is just one type of electrosurgery.
The Conmed Hyfrecator® is a brand name for a low-powered electrosurgical device used for electrofulguration, electrodesiccation, and electrocoagulation.
Terminology used in electrosurgery
Some of the terminology used to describe electrosurgery is confusing. The aim of the procedure is to perform cauterization. It relates to the coagulation or destruction of tissue by heat.
The term electrocautery is most often used in reference to a device in which a controlled direct current is used to heat the cautery probe.