Podiatric surgery is often necessary when you have a foot or ankle injury or disorder that can’t repair itself. The surgeons at Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics in Burnsville and Edina, Minnesota, specialize in using minimally invasive podiatric surgery techniques and cutting-edge procedures. They can correct problems like severe bunions, plantar fasciitis, ruptured tendons, and foot abnormalities, reducing pain and improving mobility. Call Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics or book an appointment online today to find out how podiatric surgery could help you.
Podiatric surgery removes, reconstructs, repairs, or replaces damaged tissues in your feet and ankles.
You could need podiatric surgery for foot and ankle conditions that are too severe for conservative treatment or don’t respond to it. Podiatric surgery addresses many foot and ankle problems, including:
The Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics podiatry team has exceptional surgical skills. It offers conservative treatments for foot and ankle conditions.
The podiatric surgery you require depends on the cause of your foot or ankle problem. Examples include:
Lapiplasty surgery, developed by Treace® Medical Concepts Inc., improves bunion pain by correcting the unstable toe joint that causes the bunion to form. Lapiplasty uses advanced technology to secure the corrected joint.
Fractures (broken bones) that involve several breaks or severe misalignment might require surgery to repair the damage. Your Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics surgeon might use pins, rods, and screws to hold the repaired bones in position and apply a cast to keep the limb immobile while you heal.
If the structure of your foot is too abnormal to correct with custom orthotics (medical shoe inserts) or other treatments, you might benefit from reconstruction surgery. Your surgeon realigns the bones and connective tissues to form a more natural foot shape, reducing pain and increasing mobility.
If a tendon or ligament doesn’t heal with conservative treatments, it might need surgical repair. If the tissue separates entirely from a foot or ankle bone, your surgeon can reconstruct it using a graft — a piece of healthy tendon from another part of your body or a donor.
The Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics team gives you instructions on preparing for your podiatric surgery. You might have to stop eating and not take certain medications beforehand.
On the day of your podiatric surgery, the Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics team numbs your foot and/or ankle and gives you a sedative to help you relax. Some procedures require a general anesthetic. Typically, surgical procedures are performed off-site at an outpatient surgery center.
Most podiatric surgeries use minimally invasive techniques. Your surgeon makes tiny cuts in the foot or ankle and uses special instruments that fit into these small spaces. These techniques cause far less pain and promote faster healing.
Call Pinnacle Foot & Ankle Clinics or book an appointment online today to learn more about podiatric surgery.