All The Different Types of Foot Surgery
Foot surgery is usually recommended by your podiatrist to relieve pain, correct a foot deformity, or restore function in your foot and/or ankle.
Many times, it is a last resort and final option for treatment of a foot problem, condition or injury.
Most foot surgery is elective, and can take place at the podiatrist’s office, in a hospital or at an ambulatory surgery center.
Your doctor will help you decide the best option for you based on factors such as the type of procedure being preformed, your age, medical history and insurance coverage.
Foot surgery usually requires commitment by the patient. There are several blood and urine tests, x-rays and other diagnostic testing that must take place before the surgery.
Once the surgery is preformed, the patient is then required to follow the doctor’s strict healing instructions so the foot or feet can heal normally, or without complications.
This section is dedicated to helping you understand more about specific foot surgeries you may or may not be having.
The articles listed below will teach you more about the process of the procedure, risks and complications involved, benefits of the surgery and more. All you have to do to get started is click on a title below:
Foot Surgery Guide:
Toenail Removal – Before, During, and After Surgery
Surgical toenail removal (also known as avulsion of the nail plate) is a common method of treatment for a variety of conditions, including ingrown toenail. Toenail removal may be partial or complete; and in some cases a doctor may recommend permanent toenail removal, which involves the destruction of the nail matrix
Arthroscopic Foot and Ankle Surgery – What To Know
Arthroscopy is a type of endoscopy—a surgical technique used to look inside the body without cutting it open. Performing arthroscopic surgery on the foot or ankle requires the use of a very small fiber-optic camera called an arthroscope.
Everything You Need To Know About Arthroplasty Surgery
The surgical repair or replacement of a diseased joint is known as arthroplasty. This procedure may be considered when conservative treatments no longer provide adequate relief from joint pain and/or disability.
Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release – Your Ultimate Guide
An in-depth look into the surgical procedure endoscopic plantar fascia release: why it’s done, who needs it, potential complications, and much more.
Fasciotomy of the Foot – What You Should Know
When conservative treatment options fail, a fasciotomy may be considered. This procedure is usually done on those with overuse injuries.
Open Ankle Fusion Surgery – Your Ultimate Guide
Open ankle fusions are performed on those who may be suffering from an ankle disorder or deformity. Are you a candidate for this procedure? Learn more here.
Ankle Replacement Surgery (Ankle Arthroplasty)
Arthroplasty surgery is not as common as other foot surgeries, and is usually the last resort for those with joint problems in their feet or ankles.
Your Complete Guide For Foot Amputation Surgery
Foot amputation can be a very traumatic experience. Learn what happens before, during, and after this procedure to help a loved one or yourself understand it better.
Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus — What to Expect
Considering laser treatment for your toenail fungus? Learn about the entire process here.
All About Foot Bunion Surgery
Bunion surgery is generally a last resort for the treatment of stubborn bunions. Learn more about the procedure, who’s a candidate and why, and the risks involved.
Does this rare condition affect your child? Learn what you can do to help.
Foot pain can sometimes be a sign of an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Find out when to see your doctor, and much more.
Many people use orthotics to improve the function and stability of their feet. Learn about the various types of orthotics used to help restore mobility.
There are five metatarsals in all. The metatarsals are the long bones located in our feet, between the tarsal (ankle) bones and the phalanges (toes).