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Ankle & Foot Surgery

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West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Interventional Pain Management located conveniently across west Tennessee
Now offering Telehealth appointments


If ankle or foot pain causes ongoing discomfort despite conservative treatment, it may be time to consider surgery. The team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. performs all types of ankle and foot surgery for patients throughout West Tennessee. If you think you need ankle or foot surgery, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today. The practice has 11 convenient locations in Union City, Trenton, Selmer, Paris, Lexington, Huntingdon, Dyersburg, and two offices each in Jackson and Martin, Tennessee.

Ankle & Foot Surgery Q & A

Why might I need ankle and foot surgery?

The team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. takes a conservative approach to treatment and always explores nonsurgical options, like physical therapy and orthotic devices, before they recommend surgery. If treatment isn’t effective, or if your condition is severe, ankle and foot surgery may be necessary.

Common reasons for ankle and foot surgery include:

  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Complex foot and ankle fractures
  • Severe ankle sprains
  • Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Flat feet
  • Heel pain, including plantar fasciitis and bone spurs
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

If you need surgery, the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. uses minimally invasive techniques, like arthroscopy, as much as possible.

What should I expect from ankle and foot surgery?

First, the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. carefully reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure ankle and foot surgery is the best approach to treatment. 

They may take on-site imaging tests like an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to evaluate the structure of your foot and ankle.

Your surgeon explains your specific condition, including the type of surgery you need and the risks and benefits of the procedure. They perform many types of ankle and foot surgery as outpatient procedures in their state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.

What is the recovery like after ankle and foot surgery?

The amount of time it takes to recover varies based on the type of ankle and foot surgery you need. A minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure involves less pain and a faster recovery than open surgery.

All types of ankle and foot surgery require a period of physical therapy, which is an essential part of the recovery process. You may also need to wear a cast, brace, or walking boot and/or use an assistive device like crutches for a few weeks.

For the most advanced techniques in ankle and foot surgery, call West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., or book an appointment online today.