Foot & Ankle Surgery

Surgical ProceduresThere are times when foot problems do not respond to "conservative" care and management. Our podiatric doctors will recommend when surgical intervention may be helpful. Often when pain or deformity persists, surgery may be appropriate to alleviate discomfort or to restore the function of your foot.

Bunions are a common deformity of the foot, a bunion is an enlargement of the bone and tissue around the joint of the big toe.

Hammertoe is a contracture of the toe(s), frequently caused by an imbalance in the tendon or joints of the toes. Due to the "buckling" effect of the toe(s), hammertoes may become painful. Corn and callus formation may occur as a hammertoe becomes more rigid over time.

Neuroma is an irritation of a nerve that may produce a benign enlargement of a nerve segment, commonly found between the third and fourth toes. Symptoms include pain, burning or tingling in the ball of the foot or in the adjacent toes, and/or pain, swelling, and numbness between the toes.

Bunionette (Tailor's Bunion) is a bone which protrudes on the outside of the foot behind the fifth or small toe and is caused by a variety of conditions which can sometimes be painful.

Bone spur is an overgrowth of bone as a result of pressure, trauma, or stress on the bone from a ligament or tendon that can be painful and sometimes affects the motion of a joint. Spurs may also be located under the toenail plate, causing nail deformity and pain.

Rearfoot conditions affect the back portion of the foot and ankle which are or have become painful or deformed.

Heel conditions that most often cause pain to the bottom of the heel are plantar fasciitis and heel spur(s), although there are many causes of heel pain in both children and adults.

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes.

Heel Spur(s) or heel spur syndrome are most often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot.

Haglund's Deformity (pump bump) is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel.

Insertional Achilles Calcification/Spur differs from Haglund's deformity, in that spur formation or calcification at the insertion of the achilles tendon is the cause of pain and is often associated with achilles tendinitis.

Reconstructive Surgery of the foot and ankle consists of complex surgical repair(s) that may be necessary to regain function or stability, reduce pain, and/or prevent further deformity or disease. Unfortunately, there are many conditions or diseases that range from trauma to congenital defects that necessitate reconstructive surgery and in many of these cases may require tendon repair or transfer, fusion of bone, joint implants, bone grafting, skin or soft tissue repair, tumor excision, amputation, osteotomy, bone screws, pins, wires, staples, other fixation devices (both internal and external), and casts may be utilized to stabilize and repair bone in reconstructive procedures.

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