Total Ankle Replacement

Total ankle replacement (also called ankle arthroplasty) is a surgical option for patients with arthritis of the ankle. This operation can relieve pain and maintain motion in the arthritic ankle joint and is an alternative to arthrodesis (ankle fusion) which can relieve pain but eliminates motion in the joint. Ankle arthroplasty has been growing in popularity […]

Achilles Surgery

To repair a torn Achilles tendon, surgery may be necessary after the initial swelling is reduced, about a week after the tear occurs. During the repair surgery, the doctor cuts an incision above the heel on the back of the ankle in order to sew the tendon back together. The out-patient procedure is usually done […]

Metatarsal Surgery

Metatarsal surgery is mostly performed to treat ; it can also be done for patients with rheumatoid . Surgery on the first metatarsal is most common because the first metatarsal runs behind the big toe, which is the toe most commonly affected by bunions. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint that […]

Heel Surgery

fasciitis and are common sources of heel pain that may require surgery. is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the arch of the foot to connect the heel bone and ball of the forefoot. Heel spurs often accompany ; spurs are outgrowths of bone that develop in the heel due […]

Hammertoe Surgery

occurs when the second, third, or fourth toe bends at the middle joint, often as a result of wearing ill-fitting shoes. Genetics, , and muscle imbalance can also cause hammertoe. The affected toe resembles a hammer, which is where the deformity it gets its name. With hammertoe, the toe bends downward, rather than pointing straight […]

General Surgery Information

By the age of 50, most people will have traveled 75,000 miles on their feet. In light of this, foot problems are a common occurrence that affects more than 75% of Americans at one time or another. Foot and ankle problems can develop as a result of injuries, congenital defects, degenerative diseases, impact, stress, and […]

Flatfoot Correction

Flatfoot is a foot deformity involving the arch of the foot, where the entire foot rests on the ground when standing, rather than the foot having a normal mid-foot rise. Flatfoot may result from the foot’s arch failing to develop properly during childhood, when standing and walking begin. It can also result from the foot’s […]

Cyst Removal

Ganglion that form along the tendons and joints in the ankle and foot sometimes must be removed by surgery if the does not shrink on its own or draining the is not successful. During a , the is cut from the tendon or joint and taken out. Usually, the procedure is performed on an outpatient […]

Bunion Surgery

A is a deformity of the big toe joint that results from bone misalignment or repositioning at the joint. Although bunions occur most frequently at the base of the big toe, they can also arise on the outside of the foot at the base of the small toe. Bunions can occur due to conditions such […]

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy, or arthroscopic surgery, can be used to diagnose and/ or treat ankle and foot problems using a less invasive procedure. During arthroscopy, the doctor makes tiny incisions at the site and inserts an arthroscope and tiny surgical instruments through the incisions. The arthroscope is a fiber-optic camera that allows the doctor to view and […]