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