Dr. Bock is answering a patients question. Most likely the patient suffers from a beginning plantar fasciitis.
More and more often screws made of Sugar (Polylactate) and Magnesium are applied for foot surgeries, especially for the correction of hallux valgus. In contrast to metal screws those screws are biodegradable and are integrated into the bone.
The biodegradable screws dissolve after about one year after implantation and are integrated into the bone. A following surgery to remove the screws is thus not necessary.
Cartilage lesions within the ankle joint are often caused by multiple small injuries. Very often an instability of the ankle joint plays an important role. Dr. Bock describes different treatment options according to the degree of the injury.
A wrong step, an unfortunate hard landing and the ankle is sprained. Now the right treatment algorithm is important. In the acute phase it ist he P.R.I.C.E protocol (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) which is indicated.
In this scientific article Dr. Bock describes a rare complication after hallux valgus surgery and different treatment options.
The surgical correction of a hallux valgus deformity is one of the most performed orthopaedic procedures. But is there scientific evidence for what surgeons do ? This article answers the question how well of an evidence there is for the different surgical procedures applied to correct a hallux valgus deformity.
In this scientific article Dr. Bock describes the pathology behind flatfoot deformity and surgical treatment options.
A long story of suffering, nothing helped. This is how a patient presents to the doctor with a long lasting Plantar Fasciitis. The patient wants to have a solution for his problem. Insoles, shock wave therapy and x-ray radiation have already been applied, physiotherapy already done. None of the therapies have helped so far. Dr. […]
Guidelines discussion has started for good in every medical field. Also in orthopaedics guidelines are important for an excellent patient care. This is why Dr. Bock organized on october 21 th 2006 an international conference on the subject of guidelines for Hallux valgus including well known speakers from four different countries.