All The Different Types of Foot Surgery
Foot surgery is usually recommended by your podiatrist to relieve pain, correct a foot deformity, or restore function in your foot and/or ankle. Many times, it is a last resort and final option for treatment of a foot problem, condition or injury. Most foot surgery is elective, and can take place at the podiatrist’s office, in a hospital or at an ambulatory surgery center. Your doctor will help you decide the best option for you based on factors such as the type of procedure being preformed, your age, medical history and insurance coverage.
Foot surgery usually requires commitment by the patient. There are several blood and urine tests, x-rays and other diagnostic testing that must take place before the surgery. Once the surgery is preformed, the patient is then required to follow the doctor’s strict healing instructions so the foot or feet can heal normally, or without complications.
This section is dedicated to helping you understand more about specific foot surgeries you may or may not be having. The articles listed below will teach you more about the process of the procedure, risks and complications involved, benefits of the surgery and more. All you have to do to get started is click on a title below:
Foot Surgery Guide:
Endoscopic plantar fascia release is a surgical procedure that involves cutting the plantar fascia ligament to relieve tension and inflammation (plantar fasciitis). According to the National Institute of Health, approximately 20 percent of people with heel pain/plantar fascia undergo endoscopic plantar fascia release or some other type of surgical procedure to treat this problem. However, [...]
When conservative treatment options fail, a fasciotomy may be considered. This procedure is usually done on those with overuse injuries.
Open ankle fusions are performed on those who may be suffering from an ankle disorder or deformity. Are you a candidate for this procedure? Learn more here.
Arthroplasty surgery, while not as common as other foot surgeries, is usually the last resort for those with joint problems in their feet or ankles. Learn more about the various types of procedures classified under the term
Foot amputation can be a very traumatic experience. Learn what happens before, during, and after this procedure to help a loved one or yourself understand it better.
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Bunion surgery is generally a last resort for foot doctors that have stubborn bunions. Learn more about the procedure, who’s a candidate and why, and the risks involved.