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Podiatry Procedures and Services

What is the best solution for my chronic foot and ankle problems?

Our surgery center is proud to offer a wide range of podiatry procedures to help resolve some of your most stubborn foot and ankle problems.

Our surgeons are board-certified in Podiatry and have the experience needed to recommend the best treatment options for you.

In addition to offering a range of podiatry surgeries, we also specialize in procedures related to sports injuries, including achilles tendon repair.

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Procedures

Bunionectomy

If you suffer from painful or uncomfortable bunions, surgery may be your best option to correct the issue.

During a bunionectomy, your surgeon will remove the metatarsal head, which is part of the foot that is bulging out. You surgeon may also realign part of your bones and joints to return them to a normal position.

After the procedure, stitches will be used for healing. The stiches will remain in your foot for up to 21 days, and you will need to take extra precautions when showering. Depending on the extent of the extraction, you may be advised not to put any weight on your foot for at least eight weeks.

If you have difficulty walking or other forms of nonsurgical treatment haven’t worked on your bunions, your doctor will most likely recommend surgery.

Ankle Arthroscopy

If you suffer from constant, debilitating pain in your ankle or ankle joints, your physician or surgeon may recommend an Ankle Arthroscopy.

The procedure is minimally invasive and the goal is to reduce ankle pain and restore overall function. If you suffer from arthritis or a recent fracture, an arthroscopy along with the right tools can be used to help fuse together weakened cartilage or help heal fractures.

For the procedure, patients are put under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, and small incisions are made to insert small tubes around the ankle. Once these incisions have been made and the tubes have been placed, the surgeon will perform the procedure.

Your surgeon will repair any damage or review anything discovered during the process. Depending on the extent of the surgery and the damage, you may be allowed to put weight on your foot with crutches. Others may need to be placed in an immobilizer for a specific period of time. You may also be put in a cast if it is required.

Achilles Tendon Repair

To repair an Achilles tendon, your surgeon will either perform an open surgery or a percutaneous surgery.

During an open surgery, your surgeon will make a large incision in the back of your leg. Your surgeon will make several small incisions rather than one large incision. In both surgeries, your surgeon will sew the tendon back together through these incisions.

After surgery, you will most likely wear a cast or a similar walking device for up to 12 weeks. Usually, your physician or surgeon will require you to start doing exercises while you are still in your cast or boot. You will be referred to a physical therapist who will map out a custom rehabilitation program that will help you regain strength and mobility.

Complete recovery from this injury can take several years.

Hammer Toe Repair

Many people deal with hammer toe, which happens when your toe(s) stay in a curled position or flexed position. While most people think self-home treatments can cure the condition, severe cases of hammer toe often require surgery.

Based on your individual case, your surgeon will recommend the best surgical option for you. Depending on the surgery you need, removing parts of your bone may be required in addition to cutting or transplanting tendons from other toes to repair your hammer toe. Your surgeon may also use fusion to make your toe straight again.

Many times, hammer toe repair may become necessary if you are experiencing intense pain or if you are having trouble finding shoes that fit. In these cases, it is important to get the hammer toe corrected.

Most patients are able to go home the same day as the procedure. Complete recovery depends on your individual case and your physician’s recommendations.

Limb Amputation

During an amputation, either a portion or an entire part of an extremity is removed. The most common amputations are in the arm, leg, hand, toe, finger or foot.

There are many reasons why your physician may recommend an amputation, but the most common is poor circulation from an existing condition or injury. Other times, your physician may recommend amputation if a cancerous tumor is detected in that specific limb or extremity, or if you have an incurable infection.

The procedure usually requires a hospital stay for at least several weeks. The goal of the procedure is to remove as much damaged tissue and bone in the limb, while leaving as much healthy tissue as possible.

During recovery, your wound will be given special sterile dressing and you will be given medications to help with pain and to prevent infection. You will also be given physical therapy and will be required to move around and stretch during your recovery. Exercises will improve control and muscle strength in your amputated limb.