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Conditions a Foot Osteotomy May Help to Correct

Monday, 01 February 2021 00:00

Patients who have chronic foot pain, or who have endured a foot injury, may be interested in learning about the various types of foot surgery. For severe injuries, removal of parts of a bone may be necessary for proper healing. This procedure is referred to as a foot osteotomy, and it may be helpful in reshaping the bone that has become damaged. Additionally, it can be used to correct foot conditions that can include bunions, hammertoes, or specific types of fractures. Preparation for this type of surgery can consist of having several X-rays taken, and it is advised that eating and drinking are avoided the night before surgery. If you have questions or would like more information about having a foot osteotomy performed, please consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with the proper knowledge.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Hillary Brunner, DPM of Basin Podiatry. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Odessa, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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