Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
When possible, our doctors may recommend minimally invasive surgical techniques. With this type of surgery, only small incisions are made. Advantages of this surgery include:
- Lower cost in most cases
- Less post-surgical pain
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- No hospitalization
- Less scarring
- Lower risk of complications
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
When non-surgical techniques such as orthotics or shoe modifications cannot accommodate or alleviate discomfort, reconstructive surgery may be the best choice for you. Examples include:
- Bunion correction. Surgery may be necessary if the bunion is causing daily pain or interfering with activity, and conservative treatments are no longer sufficient.
- HyProCure surgery. This is a minimally invasive and fully reversible procedure that can fix a common hindfoot misalignment often responsible for a variety of foot problems, including flat feet and heel pain.
- Hammertoe correction. Hammertoes usually require surgery once the bent joint becomes too rigid to manipulate by hand.
- Flatfoot reconstruction. Severe flat feet may require surgical correction.
- Charcot foot reconstruction. Poor circulation and severe peripheral neuropathy (especially in combination with diabetes) can lead to repeated broken bones and the structure of the foot breaking down. Surgery is often required to save the foot.
- Bone fractures. In non-stable fractures (such as when there are multiple bone fragments, or the broken ends do not line up correctly), bones may need to be repositioned surgically to ensure that they heal correctly.