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Cartiva Big Toe Implant For Arthritis Of The Big Toe

In the past, arthritis of the big toe (Hallux Rigidus) meant one of three things: Manage with orthotics (insoles) and footwear adjustment An operation to shave some of the bone off and decompress the joint (Cheilectomy) An operation to fuse the big toe Now, patients have another option to choose. The Cartiva implant. Mr. O’Flaherty…

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fascia and Achilles Tendon Problems

The use of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in the treatment of tendon problems continues to increase, as does the evidence behind its use. It is especially useful in the setting of Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia issues that will not respond to standard treatment with physiotherapy and stretches.  Mr. O’Flaherty has been using shockwave in…

Irish Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Meeting 2016

The annual Irish Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (IOFAS) Meeting is taking place this year in our home city of Belfast. Following on from last years successful meeting in the Slieve Russell hotel in County Cavan, we are delighted to welcome all our colleagues travelling from far and wide across Ireland to be here this…