Foot and Ankle Surgery
Doctors may advise surgical treatment for foot and ankle medical conditions when non-surgical treatment options do not alleviate pain and discomfort, as well as to address deformities that are in need of reconstruction.
Foot and ankle surgery is performed for several conditions, including arthritic deformities, developmental deformities (bunion and hammertoe) trauma
(including soft tissue injuries, sprains and fractures), tendon problems, foot and ankle problems associated with vascular disease as well as medical
issues resulting from diabetes and other neuropathic disorders.
Foot and ankle surgery includes many different methods and techniques, depending on condition and severity. Some of these methods include the repair of soft tissues, tendon transfers, ligament repair and stabilization, repair of bony defects or bone damage, joint replacement, reconstruction, osteotomy, or grafts for fusion.
It is important for patients to go over all options with their doctor in regards to treatment methods for their medical condition, and they can then determine whether surgery is the right treatment option.