When might I require foot surgery?
- Posted on: Aug 15 2020
Your foot and ankle are important to your ability to get around. When you have experienced trauma, injury, or other problems with the foot and ankle, it can cause unwanted pain and potential future problems. At Orthopedic Associates of Long Island, our professionals can assist with a wide range of surgical treatments to address common foot and ankle concerns. Below are just a few of the conditions that may be treated with the assistance of an orthopedic doctor and foot surgeries:
- Ankle fracture
- Avascular necrosis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
When it comes to any of the above conditions, our doctors can provide a diagnosis and treatment of common problems. Our doctors work directly with patients to not only ensure a definitive diagnosis, but help them consider if surgical intervention is appropriate for their unique situation. Our doctors can provide traditional surgery or, in many cases, arthroscopic surgeries, which are significantly less invasive and can leave behind far less scarring than conventional methods. Arthroscopic surgeries allow the doctor to perform surgery inside of the foot and ankle through a small 1cm incision in the skin and the use of an arthroscope, which sends images of the inside of the body to a video monitor for the doctor to perform the surgical procedure.
How do I know if I need surgery?
Certain conditions may not require surgery depending on the condition itself and the severity of the condition or injury. More severe issues are commonly addressed with surgery, while mild concerns may be improved with medication, rest, and other alternative solutions. During the diagnosis of foot and ankle problems, our team will discuss with patients the options that are available to them and ensure they are making an educated decision regarding their condition.
Call Orthopedic Associates of Long Island today!
Patients who are in need of foot surgery are invited to work with the advanced team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island at one of seven locations. Call (631) 689-6698 to request a consultation and initial evaluation with our doctors. We are committed to assisting patients in and around the community with their orthopedic needs in our state-of-the-art facility in Long Island.
Posted in: Foot and Ankle