Arthroscopic surgery on the foot and ankle may be used as a diagnostic or treatment procedure, or both. A small instrument, called an arthroscope, penetrates the skin through small incisions. Tiny cameras can be inserted through the arthroscope, allowing the surgeon to accurately see the area and/or damage. Other small instruments can also be inserted through the arthroscope to make surgical corrections.
Because arthroscopy is less-invasive and traumatic than traditional surgery, it reduces the risk of infection and swelling, and allows for significantly speedier healing and recovery. Most arthroscopic surgeries of the foot and ankle are performed on a same-day, outpatient basis using a local anesthetic.
Patients who undergo surgery to correct arthritis in the foot are often diabetics with a type of arthritis known as [...]
Bunions are progressive bone deformities of the foot that are caused by recurring or chronic inflammation, irritation, and pain. Depending [...]
Podiatrists normally recommend surgery to remove Ganglion masses, or cysts. Doctors preform most cyst removal surgeries as an outpatient basis. [...]
Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction tends to lead to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial [...]
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the [...]
Many conditions can affect the rear part of the foot and ankle. Two common conditions can cause pain to the [...]
Podiatrists perform Metatarsal Surgery to correct abnormal alignments of the metatarsal bones. These misaligned bones create painful calluses and bunions [...]
Nerve Surgery (Neuroma)
A neuroma is an abnormality of a nerve that has been damaged either by trauma or as a result of [...]
There are many kinds of toe problems requiring surgery. These include removal of: Bunions, an enlargement of the bone and [...]