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FOOT & ANKLE SURGEONS
In most cases, foot surgery is often chosen as the last-available option for conditions that have otherwise been unsuccessfully treated. Surgery may be necessary for several reasons, including the removal of foot deformities (e.g. bone spurs or bunions), arthritis problems, reconstruction due to injury, and congenital malformations (e.g. club foot or flat feet). Regardless of one’s age, foot surgery may be the only successful option for treatment for certain conditions.
The type of surgery one undergoes depends on the type of foot condition the patient has. For the removal of a growth, such as a bunion, a bunionectomy is necessary. If the bones in the feet need to be realigned or fused together, a surgical fusion of the foot is needed. For pain or nerve issues, a patient may require surgery in which the tissues surrounding the painful nerve are removed. Initially, less invasive treatments are generally attempted; surgery is often the last measure taken if other treatments are unsuccessful.
Our combined expertise and experience enables us to provide a complete spectrum of foot and ankle procedures and surgeries. These include:
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
Charcot Foot/Ankle Reconstruction
Complex Wound Closure
Correction of High Arch (Cavus Foot)
Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
Joint Distraction for Joint Salvage (Arthrodiastasis)
Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
Skin Substitutes for Wound Closure
Tailor’s Bunion Correction
Tendon Transfers for Neurologic Conditions
While in many cases surgery is often deemed as the final resort, choosing surgery comes with certain benefits. The associated pain experienced in relation to the particular condition is often relieved with surgery, allowing patients to resume daily activities. The greatest benefit, however, is that surgery generally eliminates the problem immediately.
Podiatry history has shown that foot treatments continue to evolve over time. In the field of foot surgery, endoscopic surgery is just one of the many advancements. As technology vastly improves, so will the various techniques in foot surgery, which already require smaller and smaller incisions with the use of better and more efficient tools. Thanks to such innovations, surgery is no longer as invasive as it was in the past, allowing for much faster and easier recoveries. Schedule an appointment with Annapolis Foot & Ankle Center today