Toronto podiatrist to lecture on bunion surgery at international meeting in New Orleans

It is once again my pleasure and honour to lecture at the Academy of Ambulatory Foot and Ankle Surgery scientific meeting in New Orleans to be held January 8-11, 2014.

My lecture will be on minimally invasive bunion surgery. I will be speaking to foot surgeons from all over North America, Latin America and Europe.

I will explain how bunions can be corrected with local anesthetic through very small openings in the skin with specialized instrumentation. This technique causes less soft tissue trauma which usually results in less postoperative pain and swelling. Casts and crutches are rarely needed and patients can walk out of the office. I will do my best to share my more than 30 years of experience with this procedure.

I am also looking forward to teaching in the lab at the Louisiana Stae University medical school where attendees will get hands-on experience.

I also enjoy listening to the other lecturers. Their subjects include minimally invasive techniques for the treatment and correction of 
Hallux Limitus/Toe Arthritis of the first metatarsal phalangeal joints [big toe joints], metatarsal osteotomies to relieve pain at the ball of the foot and techniques to treat Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs, all of which I currently perform in my Toronto foot clinic.

I am also looking forward to hear about the use of stem cells in first metatarsal phalangeal joint surgery and how to use nutrients in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.

I enjoy these meetings because they stimulate my interest in foot surgery and also because I get to spend time with colleagues from different parts of the world. At some point I will also, hopefully, get a chance to try some of New Orleans' famous restaurants.

In the meantime, if you suffer from any of the previously mentioned foot problems, please contact my office at 416-486-9917 to set up a consultation where I will be happy to listen to you and explain explain what I can do to help.