Foot disorders can stem from a wide range of causes, some of which require reconstructive foot surgery. Reconstructive surgery can help repair birth defects, diseases, injuries and other foot problems. Once conservative treatment methods are exhausted, reconstructive surgery is often the most effective treatment.
Reconstructive foot surgery can be used to treat:
- Vascular diseases
- Metabolic diseases
- Genetic disorders
- Arthritic diseases
The necessary procedure depends on the type and severity of the condition, but can restore functionality and stability, as well as relieve pain. Podiatric surgery can involve any part of the foot including tendon, bone, joint, tissue or skin repairs. Additional elements such as pins or plates may be required to help the foot fully heal. While some surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis recovery time depends on the type of condition being treated.