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Reconstructive Foot Surgery

Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey

Podiatry located in Cherry Hill, NJ

Some foot and ankle conditions such as severe flat feet or high arches need surgical repair. The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, are expertly trained surgeons who offer reconstructive foot surgery to address a variety of foot problems. If you’re looking for a foot surgeon, call Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey or schedule an appointment online today.

Reconstructive Foot Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive foot surgery?

Reconstructive foot surgery corrects abnormal foot structures and restores natural and correct foot function. You may have foot surgery to correct congenital abnormalities or to repair an injury that interferes with the way your foot moves.

Your foot includes 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Each of these pieces must work in perfect balance with the rest of the foot to support your weight and enable you to walk, run, or even move between sitting and standing positions.

The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey are expertly trained surgeons with many years of experience in diagnosing and treating foot problems. If you have a problem with your foot or ankle that requires surgical repair, you can count on them for surgical expertise.

What conditions are treated with reconstructive foot surgery?

The podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions and injuries with reconstructive surgery. While they usually use nonsurgical treatments to address foot problems, if your condition doesn’t improve, they may suggest reconstructive foot surgery to correct:

  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis

You may also need reconstructive foot surgery to repair sports injuries such as Achilles tendon tears or bone fractures. Your podiatrist may also suggest foot surgery to address severe arthritis in your feet and ankles.

What happens during reconstructive foot surgery?

Your podiatrist customizes your surgery to address your specific needs. Foot surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home after your surgery to recover. Your podiatrist can provide sedatives and local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure.

When possible, your podiatrist will use minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy to perform your surgery. However, some conditions are more effectively treated with traditional open surgeries.

What should I expect while I recover from reconstructive foot surgery?

Your podiatrist at Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey provides personalized aftercare instructions. Depending on your surgery, you may need to wear a cast or immobilizing boot for a couple of weeks to protect your foot as it heals. In most cases, you’ll need to avoid putting any weight on your foot and will need to rest and elevate your foot as much as possible. You should also make sure to attend all follow-up appointments so your podiatrist can monitor your recovery and help you get back to your regular activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Call Family Foot and Ankle Center of South Jersey or schedule a consultation online today.