When medications aren’t enough to relieve pain from a foot injury or disease, you may be a candidate for surgery. At Gateway Foot and Ankle Center, the podiatry team offers minimally invasive and traditional open foot surgery services to treat hammertoes and other deformities or to repair soft tissue tears. To find out if you’re a candidate for foot surgery, call the office in Erin, Clarksville, or Nashville, Tennessee, or in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, or schedule an appointment online today.
Foot surgery is typically a last resort treatment for chronic foot pain that results from injuries or degenerative diseases like arthritis.
The goals of foot surgery are to relieve chronic foot pain and improve the function of your foot and ankle. Foot surgery can provide long-lasting results when nonsurgical strategies aren’t working well.
Gateway Foot and Ankle Center offers several types of foot surgery procedures for pediatric and adult foot conditions.
Depending on your condition, you might need surgery to correct:
The surgeons may also recommend surgery to fuse two or more bones together to relieve chronic pain and mobility issues that result from arthritis or serious foot injuries.
The team performs a comprehensive physical exam and reviews your medical history to determine if you’re a candidate for surgery. They also offer on-site diagnostic technologies to confirm your diagnosis and assess your foot health to ensure surgery is right for you.
The Gateway Foot and Ankle Center team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible to complete your foot surgery. This means they may need to make small incisions around your foot to access damaged bones and soft tissues.
Through the small incisions, your surgeon inserts specialized surgical instruments to repair torn tendons, ligaments, or broken bones or to remove fragments of bone. They may also replace damaged joints in your feet if you have debilitating arthritis.
After surgery, you may be able to go home right away to start your recovery. More invasive surgery may require an overnight stay in the hospital for observation. The surgeons provide after-care instructions to reduce your risk for infection and other complications while you heal.
The team continues to monitor your healing process and may refer you for physical therapy to restore function in your foot. They also offer resources that help lower your risk factors for additional damage from degenerative disease or injuries from sports and other physical activities.
Call the Gateway Foot and Ankle Center office nearest you to schedule a foot surgery consultation or book an appointment online today.