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Open Surgery

Open surgery has long been the only option to treat conditions within the foot. Although the newer minimally invasive techniques are preferred by Dr Maritz, a few conditions still require open surgery.

Mortons Neuroma

A painful nerve becoming entrapped within the forefoot, causing pain under the foot is a Mortons neuroma. Often worse with tight shoes and running activities.

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The image is a black and white photo of a person resting on a white background, displaying visible signs of discomfort or pain at their feet. Specifically, their left foot, including the big toe, appears to be in a state of distress, with certain areas highlighted or marked in red to indicate areas of pain. The person's hand, possibly the right, is seen holding or touching the foot, possibly portraying the process of self-examination. Their nails are painted in a light color, adding a subtle detail to the otherwise color-muted scenario. The image exudes a somewhat gloomy and solemn atmosphere.

Midfoot Fusion For Arthritis

Midfoot arthritis is best treated with a fusion and bone grafting should conservative measures fail.

Flat Foot Reconstruction

Flatfeet or pes planus reconstructions are complex surgeries to re-align the foot. A combination of minimally invasive and open techniques are used.

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The image depicts a woman sitting on a gray sofa, her hands holding her feet. Her face isn't visible in the dimly lit room, with the main focus being on her lower body.

Achilles Tendinopathy

A painful swelling of the achilles tendon above its insertion into the heel, is most likely an achilles tendinopathy