Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot
Disorders of the foot develop from a wide range of causes, many of which can be treated with reconstructive foot surgery. Reconstructive surgery can help repair birth defects, diseases, injuries and other foot problems that can benefit patients' medical and aesthetic needs. When more conservative treatment methods fail or are not an option, reconstructive surgery is often effective in treating many foot disorders.
Reconstructive foot surgery can be used to treat conditions such as:
- Vascular diseases
- Metabolic diseases
- Genetic Disorders
- Arthritic diseases
The surgery performed depends on the type and severity of the condition, but can restore function and stability to the foot, as well as relieve pain and restore a proper appearance. Surgery can involve any part of the foot and may involve tendon, bone, joint, tissue or skin repair. Screws, pins, wires and plates may be required to help the foot heal and ensure a full recovery. Reconstructive surgery can often be performed on an outpatient basis with minimally invasive techniques. Recovery time depends on the type of condition being treated.