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Freiberg’s Disease – coming soon

What Is Freiberg's Disease?

What Can Cause It?

What Are The Symptoms?

What Investigations May Be Required?

Can The Problem Get Worse?

Non-Operative Treatment Options

Operative Treatment Options

Surgical management is reserved for patients who have failed to respond to non-operative treatment. Patients should understand that the decision to undergo surgery should not be taken lightly. Any intervention is considered in a step wise manner, with the least invasive procedure carried out first.

Potential Complications

Potential complications of non-operative treatment include:

  • Worsening pain
  • Increasing deformity

Complications can occur as with any type of surgery. Please see Complications for more detailed explanation of post surgical complications.

Potential complications of operative treatment include:

  • Risks and complications of anaesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection (superficial and deep)
  • Blood clots
  • Stiffness of the 2nd MTP joint
  • Wound healing problems
  • Compromise to the blood supply
  • Need for further surgery

Note these lists are not exhaustive.

Post Operative Period & Recovery

Please read the information regarding what to expect post surgery on this website.

Remember that below is a guide to recovery and that everyone heals at different rates and some people do take longer. Use this information to help you understand your condition, possible treatment and recovery. The timeframes given below are a minimum, it is important that you appreciate this when considering surgery as your healing and recovery may take longer.


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