Foot and ankle surgery
Before recommending surgery, your podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon may order an imaging test to see the inside of your foot. If the doctor decides surgery is your best option, choose ProHealth for the following procedures.
Ankle fusion joins arthritic ankle bones to prevent them from rubbing against each other and causing pain. This limits ankle motion, but you may still be able to walk long distances, hike and do other activities your surgeon allows.
Ankle replacement exchanges your painful, arthritic joint for an artificial ankle that feels natural. This treatment makes it easier for you to enjoy daily activities and low-impact sports, such as golfing or hiking.
Arthroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Instead of making a large incision to see inside your foot, your surgeon inserts a tiny video camera that shows your bones. Then, the surgeon can perform procedures such as bone spur removal and fracture repair. Because arthroscopy uses only a small incision, you’ll heal as quickly as possible with little scarring.
Bunion surgery fixes a bony bump at the base of your big toe so you can walk easier. Your surgeon may need to realign bone, ligaments and tendons to put the toe back in place and relieve pain. Your treatment may include osteotomy, or cutting of the bone.
Tendon transfer and reconstruction
Tendon transfer can treat flatfoot (fallen arches) by moving tendons to form an arch and relieve pain. This type of surgery can also make it easier for you to move a foot with nerve or muscle damage.
After foot or ankle surgery, improve your range of motion with physical therapy, occupational therapy and other rehabilitation services at ProHealth.
If you injure your foot during sports, athletic trainers can help you return to a safe level of activity.