Foot surgery is a necessary podiatric treatment when the foot and ankle problem does not respond to conservative, non-surgical treatments. Depending on your individual foot and ankle problem, there are many types of foot and ankle surgery that can be performed by Dr. Alan Robbins, including:
• Bunion surgery
• Hammer Toe surgery
• Heel Spur surgery
• Metatarsal surgery
• Nail surgery
• Neuroma surgery
• Reconstructive surgery
• Skin surgery
• Tendon surgery
Did You Know?
The most common foot problems are bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, and stress fractures.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need foot and ankle surgery?
You may need foot and ankle surgery if you have been trying conservative treatments for your foot and ankle problem, but see no improvement in the pain or deformity level. However, only Dr. Alan Robbins can diagnose the need for foot and ankle surgery.
How do I prepare for foot and ankle surgery?
If surgery is needed, Dr. Alan Robbins will evaluate your medical history, current medical conditions, allergies, and current medications. Possible diagnostic tests such as bloodwork, urinalysis, EKG, x-rays, and a blood flow study may be required prior to surgery. Depending on your specific surgical procedure, you will also receive detailed instructions on what to expect and how to prepare for your surgical procedure.
What can I expect after foot and ankle surgery?
Your expectations following foot and ankle surgery depend largely on the type of procedure you are undergoing. However, most surgical procedures will require postoperative care consisting of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Additionally, you may be equipped with bandages, splints, surgical shoes, casts, crutches, or canes after your foot and ankle surgery to aid with your recovery. Depending on your specific surgical procedure, you will be given detailed instructions on your postoperative care.