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A TORONTO PODIATRIST IN THE APMA PONDERS WHETHER TO DO COSMETIC SURGERY ON A BILATERAL ELONGATED HALUX IN A SYMPTOM FREE FEMALE BECAUSE SHE IS EMBARRASED AND OCCASIONALLY TRIPS.  APPARENTLY SHE CONSULTED AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON WHO SUGGESTED PARTIAL AMPUTATION.

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE BELIEVE IN CONSERVATIVE CARE AND AVOID THE USE OF DRUGS AND SURGERY IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.  THERE IS NO DRUG THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SIDE EFFECT AND MANY SURGERIES END UP WITH COMPLICATIONS.  AMPUTATING THIS YOUNG FEMALES HALUX BILATERALLY WILL AFFECT HER GAIT AND COULD LEAD TO EARLY DEGENERATIVE CHANGES AND/OR PAIN.  OUR CLINIC WOULD RECOMMEND TO THIS PATIENT THAT SHE WOULD BE MUCH BETTER OFF AVOIDING UNNECESSARY SURGERY, ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE IS SYMPTOM-FREE.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS

ANY SURGERY CARRIES RISKS BUT SOMETIMES IS NECESSARY.  COSMETIC SURGERY OF THE FOOT IS AN UNNECESSARY SURGERY AND ANYONE WHO WOULD PERFORM IT SHOULD HAVE THEIR MOTIVES QUESTIONED.  ONE TORONTO PODIATRIST STATES THAT 35% OF HIS PRACTICE DEALS WITH COSMETIC SURGERY OF THE FOOT.  HE HAD AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL POST WHICH WAS PRECEEDED BY THE EDITOR'S COMMENT "SERIOUSLY, ARE WE LOSING OUR MINDS FOLKS."

IT SEEMS THAT THE NUMBER OF WOMEN REQUESTING COSMETIC FOOT PROCEDURES INCLUDING SHORTENING TOES, ADDING COLLEGIN TO HEALS AND EVEN REMOVING PINKIE TOES TO FIT INTO THOSE SKY-HIGH STILETTOS HAS NOT ABATED.  DESPITE THE RISKS OF POST SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS ADVERSE ANESTHESIA REACTIONS AND CHRONIC PAIN YEARS AFTER THE PROCEDURE IS PERFORMED DEMAND CONTINUES.  EXPERTS WARN PAINFUL SCARS, PROLONGED SWELLING AND POST-OPERATIVE INFECTIONS ARE ALL POSSIBLE AND ADVERSE COMPLICATIONS OF INJECTING COLLAGEN INTO THE SOLES OF THE FOOT FOR ADDED CUSHIONING MAY INCLUDE A SHIFT LEADING TO A LIFETIME OF FOOT DISCOMFORT.

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS BELIEVES IN CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT.  WE ONLY PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.  NEVER EVER FOR TOENAIL FUNGUS A S THE SIDE EFFECTS CAN CAUSE LIVER AND KIDNEY DAMAGE.  NEVER EVER WORTH THE RISK.  WE WOULD NEVER EVER RECOMEND THAT SOMEONE HAVE COSMETIC SURGERY OF YOUR FOOT, ESPECIALLY TO FIT INTO HIGH HEELS WHICH ARE THE WORST THINGS FOR YOUR FOOT AND SPINE.  YOU SHOULD QUESTION THE PODIATRISTS MOTIVES IF HE OR SHE IS WILLING TO PERFORM THIS TYPE OF UNNECESSARY SURGERY.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.



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