Orthopedic Surgery for Foot & Ankle Injury
Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons at Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is determined to find the right treatment plan for you, whether you have a fracture, bunions or nerve pain. Our team will work hard to diagnose your specific condition and understand your unique goals and circumstances. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at any of our locations in the state of Texas.
Conditions We Commonly Treat
The feet and ankles can be impacted by numerous conditions ranging from tendons, bones, ligaments, and joints to skin and nails. The first step in developing a customized treatment plan is to diagnose your specific condition and understand your unique goals and circumstances. Our orthopedic surgeons will explain the cause and related anatomy of your condition so you understand how your customized treatment is designed to help. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Flatfeet/Fallen Arches
- Sprains & Instability
- Achilles Tendon Ruptures
- Tendon/Ligament Injuries
- Bunions & Hammertoes
- Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
- Charcot Feet
- Diabetic Foot Conditions
- Nerve Pain
- Nail Conditions
- Soft Tissue Masses/Skin Conditions
- Athlete’s Foot
- Pediatric Deformities & Injuries
Foot & Ankle Surgeries and Procedures
In instances where conservative treatment has not sufficiently treated your condition, surgical intervention may be indicated. You and your surgeon will work as a team to decide if surgery is right for you. We offer a range of surgical procedures to treat your foot and ankle condition. As with all our treatments, surgery is customized to each individual patient. Our team will ensure you understand what happens before, during and after your surgery. Surgeries we perform include, but are not limited to:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery – A technique that uses smaller and fewer incisions during surgery, reducing the risk of damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Lapiplasty/3D Bunion Surgery – Corrects the root cause of bunions while dramatically shortening the recuperation time.
- Hammertoe Surgery – Correcting the alignment of the bone and repairing the soft tissues around the lesser toes.
- Flatfoot Correction – This procedure combines work on multiple bones and tendons to restore the foot arch and relieve pain.
- Tendon Transfer Surgery – Surgery that transfers working muscles and tendons to replace a non-working muscle and tendon.
- Ligament Repair – Restores damaged ligaments. Ligament repair may be needed for high ankle sprains or severe ankle injuries.
- Achilles Tendon Reconstruction – Achilles tendon surgery can be done with different surgical methods. In some cases, it is possible to repair the tendon; in others, it is necessary to reconstruct it.
- Arthroscopic Surgery – The surgeon makes a small incision near the ankle joint, then inserts a camera through the incision. The camera allows us to view the inside of your ankle and determine the course of treatment.
- Fracture Surgery – Fracture treatment may include using screws, plates, or metal rods to repair severe fractures.
- Ankle Replacement Surgery – This procedure removes the damaged portion of the ankle joint and replaces it with prosthetic parts. This treatment may be an option for patients suffering from arthritis.
- Limb Salvage – Surgery for infections to avoid a major amputation.
- Advanced Wound Care
Risks Associated With Foot and Ankle Surgery
While every surgery includes some risks,every precaution is taken to minimize their occurrence. . Ask your surgeon for the risks associated with your personalized procedure. Some common risks of foot and ankle surgery include:
- Nerve injury
- Failure to relieve pain
- Recurrence of the condition
- Blood clots
- Continued pain
How Can I Prepare for Ankle and Foot Surgery?
Before surgery, you will be required to provide a list of medications you take, and you may need to stop taking some of these ahead of time. You may require preoperative tests like blood work, ultrasound, x-rays, or MRI.
What to Expect After Surgery
Your surgeon will inform you what to do before, during, and after your procedure or surgery. The postoperative recovery period varies based on the individual patient and specific condition.
What is Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™?
Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™ is a new and improved means of bunion correction. Bunions are not simply a bump that can be shaved off; they are complex problems, often caused by unstable joints in the middle of the foot. Most bunion correction options are 2D and do not address the root cause of the bunion—but Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™ does. This improved means of bunion correction provides a 3D fix for a 3D problem and secures the unstable joint. Patients who undergo this treatment option are back on their feet quickly..
How Does Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™ Work?
Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™ greatly differs from traditional 2D bunion surgery. In traditional bunion surgery, the bone is cut and shifted over. Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™ utilizes instruments that are specifically designed to rotate the bone back to its natural position. With this new and improved means of bunion correction, patients can experience the natural straightened position of the toe, the removal of the bothersome bump, and pain relief. The titanium plating technology of this procedure secures the unstable foundation and fixes the source of the problem, not just the symptoms.
What to Expect With Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™
When patients opt for Lapiplasty® Bunion Correction™ over traditional 2D bunion surgery, there are numerous benefits. They can expect to wear their desired footwear and return to regular activities.. Here’s more of what our patients can expect:
- The ability to put some weight on your foot within days of the procedure
- Walking in a boot and return to daily activities in the next four to six weeks
- Transitioning back into comfortable shoes within six to eight weeks after the procedure
Medical Services for Foot & Ankle
In addition to surgery and physical therapy, our state-of-the-art facility handles splinting , x-rays, and injections. These services are essential to providing the comprehensive care that your condition may require. In addition to treatment for the foot and ankle, we offer a wide range of additional services, including those for the knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, wrists, and hands. Contact us today at the Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine to schedule an appointment in Grapevine..