Have you tried conservative orthopedic treatment but your foot and ankle pain still remains? Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery can help you accomplish permanent and time-efficient results. At Foot and Ankle Specialists in Bountiful, Draper, and Tooele, Utah, the team of expert podiatrists can guide you on the road to recovery through a series of highly effective surgical procedures. Get in touch with the team today by phone or online to find out more.
Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery refers to an extensive series of procedures that address complex orthopedic issues that traditional and more conservative treatments can’t fix.
Your podiatrist at Foot and Ankle Specialists can recommend foot and ankle reconstructive surgery to address any of the following issues.
In most cases, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery involves a series of minimally invasive procedures, although extreme cases might require more in-depth surgical intervention.
If your doctor at Foot and Ankle Specialists has determined that your injury requires an extensive reconstructive procedure, they might recommend any of the below procedures.
Bunions are bony pumps at the tip of the big toe. Bunion surgery involves re-aligning the joint at the base of the toe to relieve pain and correct deformities.
When you have a hammertoe, your toe bends at the first joint due to muscle imbalance. Your doctor can recommend various surgical hammertoe procedures, such as tendon transfer, fusion, and joint resection to rebuild strength in the foot and correct the hammertoe.
Neuroma surgery involves the removal of the irritated nerve in the ball of the foot through a small incision.
There are various kinds of surgical heel spur procedures that help restore function to your heel to correct the plantar fascia ligament and treat the injury.
With ankle ligament reconstruction, your podiatric surgeon tightens the ligaments in your ankle to restore your mobility. They can do so by reattaching the ligament in the ankle or by using a portion of the lateral tendons surrounding the ankle.
Your doctor removes the damaged cartilage and bone in the foot and replaces them with prosthetic materials such as ceramic, metal, or plastic.
During this procedure, your doctor grafts bone from another part of your body and surgically places it in the affected area of your foot to generate new, healthy bone growth.
Your doctor gives you general anesthesia to ensure comfort. They then make an incision in the foot to remove all the damaged cartilage and bone to promote the fusion of healthy bones.
Your recovery time depends on the type of surgery you receive. Your doctor might give you a cast to wear for several months following your procedure. They can also suggest a physical therapy regimen to restore your foot and ankle strength and function.
Speak to your podiatrist about your expected recovery time.
If traditional treatment isn’t enough to address your foot and ankle issue, get in touch with the team at Foot and Ankle Specialists today by phone or online to learn more about the benefits of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.