Surgical Interventions

What are Surgical Interventions?

Surgical interventions in podiatry are procedures aimed at correcting various foot and ankle conditions that have not responded well to conservative treatments. These surgeries can range from minor in-office procedures to more complex operations requiring hospitalization. Common reasons for surgical interventions include correcting deformities, relieving chronic pain, repairing injuries, and improving mobility. The type of surgery performed depends on the specific condition, its severity, and the individual’s overall health and lifestyle.

5 Common Symptoms Indicating the Need for Surgical Intervention:

  • Persistent pain that doesn’t improve with conservative treatment
  • Significant structural deformities (like bunions or hammertoes)
  • Severe joint damage or arthritis
  • Recurrent infections or non-healing wounds
  • Instability or inability to bear weight on the foot or ankle

Types of Effective Surgical Interventions:

Surgical interventions are considered when other treatments have failed to provide relief or when the condition is too advanced to be managed conservatively. They are tailored to the specific needs of the patient and the nature of the condition.

  • Bunionectomy for bunion correction
  • Fusion surgery for arthritis or severe deformities
  • Tendon repair for tears or ruptures
  • Ankle replacement for advanced arthritis
  • Metatarsal surgery for foot pain and deformities
  • Corrective surgery for flat feet or high arches

Surgical interventions can significantly improve quality of life for individuals suffering from persistent foot and ankle issues. At Ankle and Foot Sports Medicine Institute, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art surgical care tailored to your unique needs. Our team of specialists will guide you through every step of the process, from pre-surgical evaluation to post-operative care, ensuring the best possible outcomes. If you’re experiencing ongoing foot or ankle pain or have a condition that may require surgery, we encourage you to request an appointment. Let us help you get back on your feet with the care and support you deserve.