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Arthritis Surgery

Patients who undergo surgery to correct arthritis in the foot are often diabetics with a type of arthritis known as Charcot Foot. The average age of patients developing a Charcot foot is 40 years. About one-third of patients develop a Charcot foot in both feet and/or ankles. This form of [...]

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Arthroscopy

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 [...]

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Bunion Surgery

Bunions are progressive bone deformities of the foot that are caused by recurring or chronic inflammation, irritation, and pain. Depending on the severity, podiatrists will recommend surgical correction. The surgical removal of a bunion is called bunionectomy. There are several types of bunionectomies, each designed to resolve different structural changes [...]

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Cyst Removal

Podiatrists normally recommend surgery to remove Ganglion masses, or cysts. Doctors preform most cyst removal surgeries as an outpatient basis. If you’d want a cyst removed, contact our office. During this procedure, surgeons will dissect the cysts from the surrounding soft tissues and removed it. The post-surgery recovery period depends [...]

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Flatfoot Correction

Adult-acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction tends to lead to a gradual loss of the arch. The posterior tibial muscle is a deep muscle in the back of the calf. It is a long tendon that extends from above the ankle and attaches into several sites around the arch [...]

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Hammertoe Surgery

Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, causing it to resemble a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and painful, requiring surgery. Podiatrists will perform Hammertoe surgery as an outpatient basis in the their [...]

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Heel Surgery

Many conditions can affect the rear part of the foot and ankle. Two common conditions can cause pain to the bottom of the heel and lead to surgical intervention: plantar fasciitis (an inflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel [...]

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Metatarsal Surgery

Podiatrists perform Metatarsal Surgery to correct abnormal alignments of the metatarsal bones. These misaligned bones create painful calluses and bunions on the ball of the foot. The most common procedure to relieve the pain is to perform this surgery. There are five metatarsal bones in each foot, each consisting of [...]

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Nerve Surgery (Neuroma)

A neuroma is an abnormality of a nerve that has been damaged either by trauma or as a result of an abnormality of the foot. Neuromas occur most often in the ball of the foot, causing a pinched and inflamed nerve. In cases of chronic nerve pain from neuromas, surgery [...]

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Toe Surgery

There are many kinds of toe problems requiring surgery. These include removal of: Bunions, an enlargement of the bone and tissue around the joint of the big toe. Hammertoes, which are frequently caused by an imbalance in the tendon or joints of the toes. Neuromas, an irritation of a nerve [...]

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