Tussey Mountain Foot & Ankle Specialists
Foot and Ankle Surgery & Podiatric Medicine located in State College, PA
Foot & Ankle Surgery Q & A
What are the different types of foot and ankle surgery?
The team at Tussey Mountain Foot & Ankle Specialists performs various foot and ankle surgery procedures, including:
Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
Reconstructive surgery involves complex repair of damaged, diseased, or deformed foot or ankle structures. There are many types of foot and ankle reconstruction surgeries, including:
- Repair of sports injuries like tendon or ligament tears
- Fracture repair
- Bone fusion or grafting, including foot and ankle fusion surgery
- Heel or bone spur removal
- Joint replacement
- Plantar fasciitis treatment
- Treatment of severe diabetic foot ulcers
Tussey Mountain Foot & Ankle Specialists may also perform reconstructive surgery to correct common foot deformities, such as a bunion, hammer toe, or flat feet.
A nail that sustains damage from an injury or infection, such as nail fungus or an ingrown toenail, may need surgical treatment. Depending on your needs, your foot and ankle surgeon can remove all or part of the damaged nail.
Several podiatric conditions may require skin surgery, including moles, warts, and tumors of the foot. These conditions may require surgical removal to relieve pain and improve foot and ankle function, or your provider may collect a biopsy for testing.
Why would I need foot and ankle surgery?
Surgery is never the first line of treatment, but it can dramatically improve your mobility and quality of life. Tussey Mountain Foot & Ankle Specialists always tries conservative approaches before considering any type of foot or ankle surgery. However, if you have a severe injury like a torn tendon or ligament, surgery may be the only option.
In other cases, your provider may recommend surgery as a final resort after other treatments fail to resolve your pain and symptoms.
What should I expect from foot and ankle surgery?
First, your provider carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and examines your feet and/or ankles. They may take X-rays to evaluate the severity of your condition before coming up with a treatment plan.
If you’re a candidate for foot and ankle surgery, your surgeon explains your condition as well as the details of surgical treatment. They make sure you feel informed and confident in your decision to undergo foot or ankle surgery.
Depending on the complexity of your procedure, surgery may be performed at the hospital while you’re under anesthesia or in the office while you’re awake with a local numbing agent. Afterward, your Tussey Mountain Foot & Ankle Specialists podiatrist may recommend physical therapy to help you recover.
If you think you may need foot or ankle surgery, call Tussey Mountain Foot & Ankle Specialists, or book an appointment online today.
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