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Reconstructive Heel, Foot and Ankle Surgery

Reconstructive heel, foot and ankle surgery addresses structural problems or disorders in this area as a result of birth defect, injury or trauma, infections, abnormal growth or tumors and even vascular diseases.  The procedure may involve the ligament, bone and even the muscles in the foot area.  The goal of the reconstructive surgery is to stabilize the foot, heel and ankle to restore its function and range of mobility. Reconstructive heel, foot and ankle surgery encompasses a wide array of procedures,  including:

  • Bone Fusion
  • Bone Grafting
  • Osteotomy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Joint Implantation
  • Tumor Excision
  • Skin and/or Soft Tissue Repair
  • Amputation
  • Use of Fixation Device

On the other hand, various techniques may be employed to perform reconstructive surgery.  One of the most popular techniques would be the Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy and Ankle Reconstruction Techniques. 

The Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Advantage

 Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy may be used for diagnostic or therapeutic/treatment purposes.  Arthroscopy may be recommended for foot, heel and ankle problems which are painful, swollen and unstable.   With arthroscopy, the surgeon may accomplish the following goals.

  • Repair ligament and cartilage tears
  • Correct defects with graft replacement
  • Clear dead synovial tissues
  • Remove joint debris, torn ligaments and cartilages

The advantage of foot and ankle arthroscopy is that it allows internal visualization of the foot and ankle area without requiring large skin incisions for those who qualify.  As exposure and trauma is minimized during the arthroscopic approach, the risk of secondary infections is minimized as well.  In addition, the recovery period is typically shorter when compared to traditional options.It is important to have a strong Q and A session with your orthopedic specialist prior to surgery.

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