If you’re experiencing chronic foot pain or limited mobility due to an injury or condition, you may benefit from foot or ankle surgery with our experienced surgeons. Our physicians have extensive experience with a variety of procedures available for the correction of painful conditions.
Quality Orthopedic Care
The foot & ankle surgeons at our practice are highly experienced in providing expert care and surgical intervention for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. Our physicians can provide personalized treatment options based on your diagnosis and medical history. We also stay up-to-date with the latest technologies to ensure that you are receiving the best available care.
Common Foot & Ankle Procedures
We use the latest techniques and cutting-edge equipment to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate foot & ankle injuries. Our goal is always to help you reach a full recovery in the shortest amount of time possible. At our practice, we offer a wide range of foot & ankle procedures. These include:
Ankle fusion permanently fuses two bones together, eliminating pain and restoring the ankle’s form and function.
Achilles tendon repair repairs a torn or ruptured Achilles tendon by stitching the tendon back together.
Bone spur removal removes bone spurs or overgrowths from their points of origin on a bone .
Bunion removal is a procedure that involves removing the enlarged portion of the bone and correcting the position of the tendons and ligaments.
When is Foot & Ankle Surgery Needed?
Common Foot & Ankle Conditions
Your doctor may recommend foot & ankle surgery if conservative treatments do not provide relief from your condition. Common reasons for foot & ankle surgery include:
A degenerative joint disease that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling
An inflammation of the tendons in the foot or ankle due to overuse
A break in a bone caused by trauma or an accident
A bony lump on the side of the big toe joint caused by chronic misalignment
Overgrowth, or small calcium deposits, on the bones of the foot
An inherited condition caused by weakened foot muscles and ligaments
A deformity in the toes caused by an imbalance of the muscles
Inflammation of the band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes
We understand that undergoing any kind of surgery may be a daunting experience. To help make the process easier, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about foot & ankle surgery.
What is the recovery time for foot and ankle surgery?
Recovery times vary depending on the type of procedure and your individual health. However, most patients are able to resume their normal activities within 6-8 weeks.
Are there any risks associated with foot and ankle surgery?
As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection or other complications. Your doctor will discuss these potential risks with you prior to the procedure.
Are there any alternatives to foot and ankle surgery?
Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend conservative treatments such as physical therapy or pain management before considering surgery.
What can I expect after surgery?
After surgery, you will be given a cast or other type of immobilization device to protect the operated area for the next few weeks. You may also need to use crutches or a walker for additional support. Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions for post-operative care and recovery.
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