Posts for tag: surgery

October 13, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: foot   surgery  

Foot Surgery

Foot surgery may be necessary for a variety of reasons, but it is normally reserved for cases in which less invasive procedures have failed to help with the problem. Cases in which surgery may be deemed necessary include, but are not limited to, surgically removing deformities of the foot (such as bone spurs and bunions), problems with arthritis that have caused severe bone issues within the foot, and reconstruction to attend to injuries caused by accidents and congenital malformation (such as club foot and flat feet). Foot surgery may be necessary for individuals of all ages.

If you find yourself in need of foot surgery, the reason why the surgery has been found to be necessary will dictate exactly what kind of surgery you need. If you have to have a growth, such as a bunion, removed, then you may undergo a bunionectomy. If your bones need to be realigned and fused together, then you may undergo a surgical fusion of the foot. If it is nerve pain and problems that you are enduring, then you may need to undergo surgery in which the tissue that surrounds the painful
nerve is surgically removed. Normally other, less serious treatments are first applied when a problem is discovered, but if those treatments are found to be ineffective, surgical techniques are considered and used.

Even though surgery of the foot is usually reserved as a last resort by most physicians, there are some ben- efits if you and your doctor choose to use surgery to fix the problem. The first is that the pain associated with the issue is normally relieved, which means that you can finally resume the activities your foot problem was preventing you from participating in. The second benefit is that, once you have the surgery completed, the problem is generally eliminated since it has finally been addressed.

History of podiatry has shown that foot surgery techniques continue to advance every year. Endoscopic surgery is just one of the many advancements that have been made in the field of foot surgery. As technology improves, foot surgical techniques will also continue to improve. Many procedures can now be completed using a very small incision and smaller, more refined instruments. Because of these better tools, surgeries are becoming less invasive, and recovery time has become a great deal shorter. Shorter recovery periods mean that you will be back on your feet in no time.


July 15, 2013
Category: Surgery
Tags: ankle   foot   surgery  

We are now offering minimal incision surgery at our office.  Many deformities of the foot and ankle can be treated using minimally invasive surgery, which can result in less pain and swelling, faster healing, and a quicker return to normal activity!  While these procedures have been around for some time, fluoroscopic technology has made these procedures more accurate and predictable.  We recently added the OEC 6600 Mini C-arm to our East Ridge office, which makes it possible for us to offer these procedures IN OUR OFFICE under LOCAL ANESTHESIA.  This makes it much more convenient, cost effective and affordable!  Call our office to set up an appointment to see if you may be a condidate for minimally invasive foot surgery.