Foot & Ankle Centers’ Foot Doctor is a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon

Surgical Solutions for Foot & Ankle

Our Foot & Ankle Center Foot Doctor is always looking for conservative means of alleviating foot and ankle problems. However, there are circumstances when conservative treatment alone will not produce the desired outcomes and foot & ankle surgery may be necessary.

Our Foot & Ankle Surgeon specializes in complete and compassionate care of all of your foot & ankle conditions

Commonly treated surgical conditions include

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Hammertoe Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tendon Debridement
  • Heel Spur Surgery
  • Arthritic Joint Repair
  • Removal of Lumps & Bumps

Once surgical intervention has been determined to be a viable course of action, we work closely with our patients to keep them informed from the point of evaluation, pre-op, the surgical procedure itself and the post-operative course of care. Minor foot & ankle surgery procedures can be performed under local anesthesia in our office. More complex surgeries such as reconstructive foot surgeries are done in the hospital with mild sedation and local anesthesia.

It Is Always Our Objective To Get Our Patients Back To Work Quickly, Back To The Recreational Activities They Love And To Restore The Quality Of Life That They Deserve.

Schedule a consultation with our Board Certified Podiatric Physician and Surgeon for a complete evaluation.

Indications For Foot Reconstruction:
A variety of reconstructive procedure is designed to treat many foot disorders and restore your foot back to its original health and function. Following are the indications:

  • Common foot ailments like bunions or hammertoes
  • Postural deformity such as severe flat feet
  • Pain while walking on hard surfaces
  • Difficulty wearing shoes
  • Problems with standing or other movements of the foot
  • Fractures sustained as a result of accident/trauma
  • Athletic injuries like Achilles tendon tears, foot/ankle fractures, ligament injuries and several others
  • Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain
  • Heel and bone spurs
  • Joint or bone deformities due to arthritis
  • Infections
  • Tumors and lesions
  • Metabolic disease such as diabetes
The primary objectives of foot reconstruction are the reduction of pain and restoration of function and appearance. The surgery to be performed depends on several factors such as the age of the individual, type of foot disorder, and severity and duration of the symptoms.

Reconstructive foot surgery facilitates to correct birth defects, diseases and other foot ailments that can greatly benefit patients’ medical and aesthetic needs. It is often recommended when conservative treatments fail to resolve the symptoms. It is a good choice in permanently treating various foot disorders.

With the new advancements in surgical technology, the traditional method of treating foot disorders is replaced by a minimally invasive technique (arthroscopy) which can be performed on an outpatient basis.

This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. Several tiny incisions are made by your surgeon to insert an arthroscope and miniature surgical instruments into the joint. The camera attached to the arthroscope displays the internal structures on a monitor and your surgeon uses these pictures to evaluate the joint and direct the small surgical instruments either to repair or remove the damaged bone or tendon depending upon the extent of the injury.

At the end of the procedure, the surgical incisions are closed by sutures or protected with skin tapes and a soft dressing pad is applied. Depending upon the surgery, your surgeon will place a cast or a splint to prevent movement of the foot until it regains normal functioning capacity.

Following are the post-surgical guidelines to be followed after reconstruction:

  • Make sure you get adequate rest. Avoid using the affected foot for a few weeks.
  • Take medications to help alleviate pain and inflammation as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Apply ice bags over a towel to the affected area for about 15-20 minutes to reduce post-operative pain and swelling.
  • Compression dressings (bandage) are used to support the foot to reduce swelling. Take care not to wrap too tightly which could constrict the blood vessels.
  • Keep the foot elevated at or above the level of your heart. This helps minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • A wheelchair might be required for a few days in more severe cases.
  • Start rehabilitation (physiotherapy) as recommended by your surgeon to improve range of motion.
  • Crutches or a walker may be used to maintain balance or stability while walking. You should begin appropriate exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles.
  • Cover the splint while showering to keep it clean and dry.
  • Return to sports once the foot has regained normal strength and function with your surgeon’s approval.
  • The outcome of foot reconstruction surgery is greatly improved when you, your surgeon, and the physical therapist work together as a team.

If your suffering from a foot or ankle injury, contact Foot & Ankle Centers for a comprehensive evaluation with our foot doctors today.

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