Foot & Ankle Surgery
Involves an incision along the top or side of the big toe joint and the realignment or removal of bone and soft tissue. This surgery helps restore normal alignment to the joint while relieving pain.
When a surgeon cuts and repositions a bone, it is referred to as an osteotomy. There are two basic techniques used to perform an osteotomy to realign the bunion or first metatarsal.
An ankle fusion is a procedure to reduce the pain associated with ankle arthritis. This does so by getting the bones around the ankle to grow together. The surgery requires the removal of the joint cartilage, proper positioning of the ankle and foot, and placement of screws, plates, rods, or pins to hold the position while the bone knits together into a solid painless structure.
This procedure is also known as total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). Anle replacement surgery is a technique that has developed in recent years to improve an ankle joint that has been severely damaged by arthritis.