This information is not intended to worry you, but is instead provided to ensure that you are fully informed about the problems that can arise following surgery. The intention of any surgical procedure is to reduce your foot and/or ankle pain or deformity. However it is an unfortunate fact that all surgical procedures carry risks. Patients seldom have problems following foot or ankle surgery and most are pleased with their result. It is hoped that by providing as much information as possible, all your pre-surgery questions will have been answered, however if you have additional questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of the team.
When considering whether or not to have an operation, you need to carefully compare your level of pain/discomfort, its impact on your quality of life (normal domestic/work/sporting activity), against the likely risks as well as intended benefits from any proposed surgery.