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Types of Surgical Procedures Used In Treating Arthritis


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1/30/2013
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In some arthritis cases, surgery may be required to correct deformities caused by the disease. Surgery for arthritis is most common among diabetic patients suffering from a type of diabetes known as charcot foot, which can develop suddenly and without pain and can cause the bones in the foot to spontaneously fracture and fragment. This can cause severe deformities.

Some deformities can be treated with non-surgical methods, but there are times when surgery is necessary.

Surgical procedure used to treat arthritis include:

  • Ostectomy. During an ostectomy, a piece of bone is removed from the bottom of the foot. This procedure is typically performed for a wound on the bottom of the foot that is secondary to pressure from a bony prominence.
  • Hindfoot and ankle realignment. This procedure is typically done when there is significant instability resulting in a patient being unable to walk. Various types of internal fixation are placed within the foot during this sort of procedure.
  • Midfoot realignment. A midfoot realignment is typically prescribed if there is significant instability in the middle part of the foot. During this procedure, various types of internal fixation are placed within the foot.

If you are suffering from arthritis in the foot and/or ankle and would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.



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