Surgeries Minor surgeries

Foot cyst surgery

Foot cyst surgery comes to the rescue in case of persistent and painful swelling that restricts movement. It is a surgical procedure that helps slow cyst volume increase, all while reducing the risk of cysts coming back. However, patients normally tend to resort to other treatments first, seeing as cysts are usually painless. Cysts may…

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Recalcitrant plantar wart surgery

The surgical excision of plantar warts serves to remove recalcitrant or recurrent warts (verruca). Surgery becomes necessary when conservative treatments fail to contain the warts, or if your condition does not allow treatment with pharmacological agents. Plantar warts are skin lesions that appear as a result of viral infection, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV).…

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Soft tissue excision or foreign body surgery on the foot

Soft tissue or foreign body surgery on a fingernail, toe, or foot can be performed by a surgical podiatrist when a foreign body has become lodged in a patient's foot. It can be anything, including but not limited to: glass, metal, or wood. It can also be used to perform a biopsy or remove a…

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Biopsy of a foot lesion

Common in podiatry, the biopsy is a minor foot surgery that lets the podiatrist thoroughly analyze suspicious lesions. In this way, the podiatrist can precisely identify the type of their patients’ dermatological pathology. The podiatrist can then outline a treatment based on the analyzes’ results. In a foot biopsy, a small sample of the soft…

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Surgery for an ingrown toenail (or matricectomy)

An ingrown toenail is a very unpleasant foot condition that result from various causes. This section will help you assess the best treatment methods and discuss the advantages of surgery for an ingrown toenail. An ingrown nail (or onychocryptosis) can occur when a section of your nail penetrates the skin of the toe. This phenomenon…

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