Bunion correction remains a challenge for orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons given the stubbornly high rates of recurrence seen for the many procedures currently used.
Do you know anything about Maffucci syndrome?
It is a rare disorder in which patients get angiomas or benign tumors involving blood vessels, as well as enchondromas (benign cartilage tumors), that can affect any bone in the body including the foot.
When Tim, a patient in his fifties, came to see me, he had been suffering from ankle pain for years. Severe arthritis made it increasingly difficult for him to do basic chores like mowing the lawn, let alone athletic activities that he once enjoyed.