Ankle foot orthopedic surgery

An ankle foot orthopedic surgery involves surgeries in the areas of the ankle and the foot. Any problem that has persistent pain in the ankle and the foot area can be dealt with an ankle and foot orthopedic surgery that suits the problem defined.


Some of the most common problems that lead to an ankle and foot orthopedic surgery are ankle arthritis, bunions that give more pain, reconstructive foot surgeries, treating deformities from rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetic foot care.

Not all surgeries give perfect results and there are case where a second surgery has to be done to rectify some other faults or infections due to the first surgery.

In such cases an ankle and foot orthopedic surgery is done for the second time. Before going for an ankle and foot orthopedic surgery the patient is properly diagnosed not only for the foot problems but also for any other problem in the body that could complicate the ankle foot orthopedic surgery.

Diagnosis through x-ray, CT scan and MRI Scan are done and the type of diagnosis that is recommended depends on the surgeons experience in the ankle foot orthopedic surgery.

Surgeries for bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs and ganglions are done through the ankle foot orthopedic surgery.Bunions are treated through a variety of ankle foot orthopedic surgery.

Repairing the tendons and the ligaments surrounding the big toe is one type of ankle foot orthopedic surgery for treating bunions. Arthrodesis is a method of ankle foot orthopedic surgery that is used to treat severe bunions.

Severe arthritis is also treated using arthrodesis ankle foot orthopedic surgery. The other types of bunion treatment are given by exostectomy, resection arthroplasty and osteotomy.

Exostectomy involves the removal of the bump in the toe joint and the removal of the portion that is damaged is called the resection arthroplasty.

Osteotomy is the surgical procedure of ankle foot orthopedic surgery that involves cutting and realignment of the joints in the foot that causes bunions.

Among the different procedures that are given in ankle foot orthopedic surgery to treat bunions different surgeons choose different options depending on the results of the diagnosis done on the patient.

Patients who have diabetes and arthritis have the risk of getting infection after the ankle foot orthopedic surgery. Hence such patients should be monitored properly after an orthopedic surgery.

Patients with circulatory problems have more pain after a surgery and healing is also affected in them. Discuss with your surgeons about the existing complications you have before deciding on an ankle foot orthopedic surgery.


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