Each year, millions of Americans undergo foot surgery to relieve problems like bunions, hammertoes, and Achilles tendon injuries. At Podiatry Institute of the South, the team of board-certified foot and ankle surgeons has years of experience performing both traditional and minimally invasive foot surgery. Call the nearest office in Senatobia, Mississippi, West Memphis, Arkansas, or Memphis, Millington, or Bartlett, Tennessee, to make an appointment or book online today.
Foot surgery refers to a group of operative procedures that use special tools to repair problems with the bones, joints, or soft tissues in your feet and/or ankles.
Most foot and ankle problems improve with conservative treatments, such as rest, ice, and activity modification. However, if your symptoms continue, worsen, or affect your quality of life, surgery might be necessary.
Consider foot surgery at Podiatry Institute of the South if you have a specific foot problem or injury that results in pain, swelling, or mobility problems. That’s especially true if you’ve tried at-home measures, like wearing more comfortable shoes.
At Podiatry Institute of the South, the team performs various types of foot surgery, including:
The team also offers minimally invasive bunion surgery called Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction.
To determine if you’re a candidate for foot surgery, your Podiatry Institute of the South provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Then, they complete a podiatry exam and order diagnostic imaging to get a closer look at the bones, joints, and soft tissues in your feet.
Make sure to let your provider know about the vitamins, supplements, and prescription medicines you regularly take. You should also alert them if you have underlying health problems like high blood pressure or diabetes. These issues won’t prevent you from undergoing surgery, but they may increase your risk of complications.
The team at Podiatry Institute of the South performs foot surgery at a nearby hospital or surgical facility. Most procedures are minimally invasive and performed on an outpatient basis, so you can return home after treatment.
On the day of your operation, you change into a gown and lie down on a table. Then, the team administers general anesthesia through an IV, causing you to fall asleep.
When the anesthesia sets in, your provider uses special tools to make a series of small incisions. Then, they make repairs to your bones, joints, or soft tissues, close the incisions, and then move you to a recovery room for observation.
Call the nearest Podiatry Institute of the South office to learn more about foot surgery or book online today.