Though medical interventions are preferred, sometimes you need foot and ankle surgery to treat a foot or ankle condition. The physicians at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists in Atoka, Cordova, and East Memphis, Tennessee, have advanced training in foot and ankle surgery. The board-certified foot and ankle surgeons customize surgical plans so you get the best outcomes. To find out more about foot and ankle surgery at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists, call the office nearest you today or schedule an appointment online.
Foot and ankle surgery refers to various procedures performed on the foot or ankle to treat injuries or conditions.
Though the physicians at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists always try to find a noninvasive treatment option for your foot or ankle problem, sometimes surgery is necessary to get the best outcome.
All of the physicians at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists have completed residency training in foot and ankle surgery and are board-qualified or board-certified to perform these procedures.
Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists may recommend foot and ankle surgery to treat any condition that fails to improve with conservative care. Common foot and ankle conditions that may need surgery include:
The goal of any procedure the physicians at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists perform is to reduce pain, restore function, and improve quality of life.
Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists perform many types of foot and ankle surgery. Some procedures are done at the office using local anesthesia. However, most foot and ankle procedures are done at a hospital or a surgical center using general anesthesia.
Types of foot and ankle surgeries they perform include:
In-office procedures may include the removal of warts or calluses or the removal of a nail for treatment of an ingrown toenail.
Most foot surgeries require a period of immobilization after the procedure. The physicians at Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists use bandages, splints, surgical shoes, boots, or casts to immobilize the foot or ankle.
Your foot and ankle surgeon gives you specific instructions on activities and how to care for your wound following your surgery. The details depend on the type of surgery performed.
They may request you limit the use of the foot or ankle, keep it elevated when possible, and keep the area dry for a set period. They also request you attend any physical therapy or other treatments as prescribed to speed up your recovery.
To schedule your foot and ankle surgery consultation, call Mid-South Foot & Ankle Specialists or book an appointment online today.