Foot surgeons are medical specialists that perform specialized procedures on the feet, ankles, and lower legs. These procedures can include cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery. It is not unusual for a foot surgeon to be involved in correcting foot deformities from birth as well as repairing a foot that has been injured in an accident or other trauma.
Most foot surgeons work in independent specialty clinics, such as Alpine Foot Specialists, where the podiatric surgeon will examine, diagnose and treat patients using the most up to date methods, procedures, and equipment. Although many patients are referrals from other physicians, Alpine Foot Specialists accepts walk-in patients.
Some major procedures that we undertake include treatment of fractures such as broken toes and ankles, as a broken bone in the foot often requires surgery to repair.
One of the more common problems with a foot is pain in the heel. In severe cases we will use X-Rays to determine the underlying problem, which often turns out to be a heel spur or fracture. The heel bone can be repaired through surgical intervention in order to avoid losing function and later complications. In some procedures, the surgeon will smooth the bone or even graft bone which has been harvested from other bones in the body.
Accidents can also result in injuries to the foot and ankle, meaning that you will have to visit a foot surgeon. If the surgeon should find evidence of broken or crushed bones, it can be made right with surgery. Often the surgeon will have to remove bone chips or fragments as part of the procedure and in certain cases, insert titanium pins to maintain the bone’s position during and after the healing process.
Alpine Foot Specialists is outfitted with the latest advancements in equipment and techniques. Our foot surgeons that perform the operations are board certified and specialize in foot and ankle reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Schedule an appointment today!