Tim specialises in the assessment and treatment of injuries of the foot and ankle as well as assisting with shin, knee and hip issues. Tim has experience treating people of all ages and has worked with elite athletes including representative soccer players, AFL players and Australian Junior basketballers.
Tim has gained extensive experience in prescribing and adjusting foot orthotics for people of all ages and activity levels. He will use the latest technology to accurately prescribe the right custom foot orthotic for our patients. At the Specialist Foot & Ankle Group, we utilise a range of other treatment options such as prolotherapy, dry needling, footwear advice and exercise prescription to address the patients’ concerns to return them to sport and exercise as quickly as possible.
At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group, we utilise the latest techniques to manage conditions of the foot and ankle. Our aim is to explore non-operative techniques in the first instance or provide joint preserving minimally invasive surgical options.
At Specialist Foot and Ankle Group, our aim is to provide you with the latest techniques to ensure optimal results.Categories: Ankle , Education , General Health
Ankle fractures in some situations can be treated with minimally invasive techniques, In particular fractures with small amounts of displacement can be managed this way. This often will allow the added benefit of earlier weight bearing.
Fusions of the foot and ankle are done for a number of reasons such as rheumatoid arthritis, injuries and flat feet just to name a few.
Fusion's can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. This can be applied to all types of different fusions
Minimally Invasive surgery is exactly what it says, less invasive! This means your length of hospital stay and recovery time is reduced.
Minimally invasive bunion surgery is secured using mini high-tech screws. These are introduced over guide wires under a low dose pulse X-ray control.
Severe foot deformities can be cause by congenital, environmental factors, sustained from injury and invasive surgery. These deformities can cause pain that can alter one’s daily routine.
Even in cases where there has been very invasive surgery minimally invasive surgery can be used to alleviate pain.
Flat foot is described as a foot that’s arch is lower than what is considered usual
A foot that collapses later in life maybe due to tibialis posterior dysfunction.These cases are more common in women, resulting in a foot that becomes flat and painful
A Lisfranc injury also known as a Lisfranc fracture is one where there is an injury to the Joints in the arch of your foot. It is one of the most misdiagnosed injuries.Stabilisation or primary fusion are surgical options. I prefer to stabilise with a bridging plate which spares the joints. The bridging plates are then removed later.
Dr Gordon Slater orthopaedic surgeon specialising in foot and ankle surgery, Sydney
After minimally invasive surgery the bones will be realigned held in place with specialised screws. Overtime the bones will remodel as they heal.
Immediately after surgery your foot will have a post op bunion dressing as shown. The bandage should stay for 10 to 14 days after this a slimmer dressing is applied. The surgery is a day case with immediate weight bearing following.