Author Archives for Darryl Martins

Callus Under The Big Toe

November 8, 2021 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Calluses and corns can cause significant pain resulting in activity limitation. Uneven pressure due to abnormal foot structure and Biomechanics is one of the most common reasons for such calluses and corns.  Here is a case of a patient with long term callus under the big toe which has been treated by serial debridements in...

Plantar Wart Removal

November 5, 2021 5:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

50 year old female is painful long-acting plantar wart that has failed conservative therapy for over one year. Office procedure that took 15 minutes I removed her Wards and noted to be significantly larger than what it appeared on your skin. And after two weeks at patient was seen and noted to have lesion completely...

Traumatic Nail injuries

November 4, 2021 5:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Traumatic nail injuries are very common. They usually result from a direct impact such as a bed post or can be due to crushing injuries.  This is a case of a healthy young female patient who dropped a lamp post on her great toe. It is important to take X-rays for such injuries to rule...

In foot surgery sometimes we have to remove a piece of bone due to a congenital condition that causes a deformity. Guess what this bone is?

November 2, 2021 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Watch this video to find out who is the winner for the November 3, 2021 Trivia question.

Best Surgical Procedure For Bunions

October 28, 2021 7:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What is the best surgical procedure to treat bunions? The answer is, there isn’t one.  The other day at a gas station, while picking up a few essentials for a road trip, I saw a commercial on the TV screens talking about bunions. Now being a foot and ankle surgeon, of course, I had to...

3D Bunion Corrections

September 16, 2021 6:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

3D Bunion corrections are a hot topic in the medical community, daily talk shows/ new stations and now are also being marketed directly to patients by medical device companies. Today I present to you one such case that I recently operated upon. Ms. X is a young female in her mid-20s with a moderately severe...

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