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 […]

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 […]

Arthritis Surgery

can cause joint deformities in the foot and ankle. Severe deformities can require surgery. One cause of arthritis in the foot is . Charcot foot occurs when the foot bones weaken due to conditions such as arthritis and nerve damage. Diabetics who have neuropathy can suffer from Charcot foot. The weakened bones become susceptible to […]

Toe Surgery

Surgery on the big toe or other toes can be necessary to correct a variety of deformities and growths, including bone spurs under the toenail, , , , and neuromas. If non-surgical treatments do not provide pain relief and improvement of the condition, a may need to operate to fix the problem.

Ankle Surgery

There are many reasons for ankle surgery, such as injuries, congenital defects, and degenerative diseases that lead to ankle deformities. As a result of these conditions, the ankle bone structure may need realignment through surgical procedures to reduce pain, restore mobility, and lessen difficulties walking. The type of ankle surgery necessary varies from condition to […]

Nerve (Neuroma) Surgery

Neuromas are benign growths of nerve tissue, or nerve tumors, that form when the nerves are irritated by surrounding tissue rubbing against them. Improper footwear that creates pressure on the foot, as well as foot structure abnormalities and injury to the nerves can cause or worsen neuromas. Symptoms of a neuroma include intense pain, swelling, […]

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 […]