Experienced in multiple medical practices


Forte Orthopaedics, Gnd floor Forte Health

132 Peterborough St, Christchurch

Practice Manager: Emily McCullough

Procedure Information

Ankle arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is a quick and effective medical procedure that can be used to assess the cause of ankle pain, and treat a range of conditions. During the procedure, two small incisions are made on the front of the ankle. A fibre-optic camera is inserted into one incision to allow Jonny to see any issues inside the ankle, and record photos and video. The other incision provides access for small surgical instruments.

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Arthritis management of the foot

A range of treatment options is available to reduce the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. Jonny will recommend the treatment options that are best suited to your condition.

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Corrective surgery for hallux valgus (bunion)

Hallux valgus surgery corrects the position of the big toe, to stop pain from a bunion interfering with your daily life. During this surgery, Jonny will reposition the bone to correct the bunion, and will realign the soft tissues in your foot to prevent the bunion reforming.

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Hip replacement for hip arthritis

Your treatment options will depend on your condition or injury, and Jonny will talk you through the different management strategies during your consultation. These may include non-surgical options (like referring you to a physiotherapist, podiatrist or for a guided steroid injection to the hip joint). If appropriate, the management of hip arthritis may include proceeding to a hip replacement. This involves replacing the worn out hip joint with a replacement artificial hip. Jonny will discuss this option with you including the things you need to consider, as well as the potentially significant benefits hip replacements can offer.

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Instability of the ankle

There are a number of conditions that can lead to a feeling on an "unstable ankle". If the cause is a deficient (recurrently injured) ligament then this might be reconstructed with strong non-dissolving stitches or tissue from other areas. Other causes for the feeling of instability might be managed with by moving the positions of the bones of the lower leg, or transferring some of the tendons about the ankle to rebalance the strength of the ankle. Jonny will discuss the underlying problem and the potential surgical technique before proceeding to any surgical consideration. There may be non-operative options that are preferable for you.

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Arthritis management of the ankle

This is when the cartilage of the ankle joint wears down, leading to swelling, pain and often malalignment of the ankle joint. The malalignment and pain may lead to a feeling of instability. There are a number of options available to manage this problem including non-operative measures. If significant enough to consider surgery, then Jonny will discuss the options of realigning the joint with a procedure that moves the bones about the lower leg, or fusing the ankle joint or doing a joint replacement of the ankle.

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Knee replacement for knee arthritis

Knee arthritis is when the cartilage within knee becomes so thin the exposed bone ends rub on each other. This causes painful inflammation within the knee. Knee replacement surgery involves replacing the worn surfaces on either side of the knee with metal surfaces and spacing them apart with moulded plastic. This procedure allows the knee to move freely again and to stop the inflammation, which decreases the pain. This is major surgery, and is often painful to go through, but usually has the desired outcome of significantly improving the quality of life for those suffering with knee arthritis. Jonny will discuss the procedure with you and when the time might be right to consider surgery.

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