08 Jul Am I a Good Candidate for Reconstructive Foot Surgery
If your foot has started to change its shape because of things, like bunions, hammertoes, or painful ankles, it may finally be time for reconstructive foot surgery.
Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
The goal of reconstructive foot surgery is to restore a structurally or mechanically compromised foot and/or ankle so that it can function normally and you can live the lifestyle you want to live.
Reconstructive surgery can be performed to repair a progressive deformity like a bunion or hammertoes, or things like chronic ankle instability or end-stage arthritis.
Are constructive surgery may involve –
- osteotomy – cutting and realigning bones
- repairing or even transferring connective tissues like ligaments and tendons
- fusing joints that have become aggressively arthritic
- replacing joints with artificial ones
Do I need Reconstructive Surgery?
Progressive conditions can be treated with reconstructive surgery. For example, bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, Charcot foot, unstable ankles, end-stage arthritis, etc. Since these conditions are progressive in nature, they usually do not get better on their own and will only get worse unless you do something about it.
As the condition gets worse, you might experience more pain and it starts to impact your life by causing many other problems, such as –
- pain in the rest of the body, since all your muscles and joints have to compensate for unstable feet and ankles
- greater risk of injuries, such as falls and sprains
- reduced physical activity due to foot issues, which can increase the risk of developing chronic health problems