Foot and Ankle Surgery
Surgery is not always required to resolve a foot or ankle problem. When a more conservative form of treatment will be effective, that is almost always the preferred option.
But sometimes conservative treatments just don’t provide the results you need, or it is clear from the start that they won’t. That is when surgery may be considered – and when it is, you can rely on our expert surgeons at Advanced Ankle & Foot to guide you every step of the way.
Types of Foot and Ankle Surgery
The feet and ankles are wonderfully complex systems that include a great deal of moving parts. While this obviously offers many benefits, it also means many different kinds of foot and ankle conditions may develop that might need to be addressed through surgical procedures.
Here are just a few of the many types of surgery we perform each year.
Bunion and Hammertoe Surgeries
Surgery to correct a bunion, hammertoe, or other foot deformity is never a “cookie cutter” procedure.
Based on the type and severity of a deformity, as well as a patient’s health history and needs, many different types of procedures may be considered. More than 100 different recognized procedures exist for addressing a bunion alone!
A corrective procedure may involve cutting or reshaping bone, realigning joints, and/or tightening or releasing tendons and other connective tissues. The overall goals will always be to provide relief from pain and symptoms, and maintain or improve mobility and function.
Sharp, burning, tingling, or “electric” pain felt in the foot, ankle, and leg can sometimes be the result of a nerve that is compressed against a bone or firm tissue. A nerve decompression procedure “releases” this nerve, taking the excess stress off of it and relieving the source of discomfort.
Arthroscopy is a form of minimally invasive surgery in which very thin instruments are inserted into the body through very small incisions. With these tools, we are able to investigate, diagnose, and treat problems – typically at a joint.
Arthroscopic surgery is often performed to address arthritis, but can also be used for removing bone spurs, repairing ligaments, and more.
Our office has extended hours to accommodate foot and ankle traumas referred to us by existing patients and local hospitals.
While not always necessary, sometimes surgical intervention is required to realign and stabilize bones fractured in the ankle, heel, or foot. Severe sprains or tendon ruptures might also require prompt surgical intervention.
Our practice has the latest technology to evaluate and treat such injuries effectively.
Sometimes an initial surgery from the past does not turn out as well as planned. We can offer a second opinion and, in some cases, revise a surgical procedure for better results – even if it was first performed by someone else.
Expert Guidance Before, During, and After Surgery
There is much more to undergoing surgery than the procedure itself. We will be sure to answer any and all questions you may have about your procedure, including what to expect from it. We will also provide follow-up care after your procedure and are never more than a phone call away.
Schedule an appointment at any of our three area offices by calling (480) 962-4281 or by filling out our online contact form. We’ll be happy to help you.