When non-surgical treatment just won't solve issues like trauma damage, damage from infection, or torn ligaments, foot and ankle surgery may be the ideal solution. The podiatry specialists at The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York offer minimally-invasive arthroscopic, laser, and reconstructive surgery to help men and women get back on their feet again. Request a consultation now via the online appointment maker.
In arthroscopic surgery, your podiatrist creates tiny incisions in your foot. After inserting a miniature camera through one of these incisions, your doctor has a close-up view of your foot's interior on a nearby large monitor.
Your doctor places slim surgical instruments through the incisions to make any necessary corrections. Surgeries often are done by arthroscopy include:
Arthroscopy is a preferred treatment for many foot issues because the small incisions minimize the risk of infection and reduce recovery time.
Laser surgery is a minimally invasive technique that the team at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine use for many skin and nail issues. During laser surgery, your podiatrist directs a concentrated laser beam into key areas — no incisions needed.
Issues often treated by laser surgery are:
Laser surgery is a safe, and often pain-free, procedure with minimal recovery time.
Your podiatrist may recommend reconstructive foot or ankle surgery in cases where arthroscopic or laser surgery can't correct the problem. Reconstructive foot or ankle surgery techniques can vary considerably based on your specific issues, and can treat:
Your podiatrist performs reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, but traditional open surgery is sometimes needed for very complex problems.
Recovery time varies, but if you strictly follow your doctor's guidelines you'll have the easiest recovery possible. You may need to wear a cast or brace as you heal. Physical therapy is an integral part of regaining your strength and function, so it's important to stick with the program until completion.
Make an appointment with one of the podiatrists now to learn more about foot and ankle surgery. The online portal makes it easy to schedule an appointment at your convenience.