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Neuroma Surgery

Neuroma: Is Surgery the Answer for You? A neuroma is an issue with the nerve. It is an abnormality and the nerve has been damaged. The damage may have occured due to trauma or because of an irregularity of the foot. Neuromas are frequently located in the ball of the foot. Your…

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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot & Ankle Surgery Surgery on the foot, ankle, or lower leg is usually performed by podiatric surgeons and orthopedic surgeons specializing in the foot and ankle. Foot and ankle surgeries address a wide variety of foot problems, including: Sprains and fractures. Arthritis and joint disease. Benign and malignant tumors….

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Toe Surgery

Common Toe Surgeries There are many kinds of toe problems requiring surgery. These include removal of: Bunions, an enlargement of the bone and tissue around the joint of the big toe. Hammertoes, which are frequently caused by an imbalance in the tendon or joints of the toes. Neuromas, an irritation…

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Tarsal Tunnel Release Surgery

Goals, Benefits, and Risks of Tarsal Tunnel Release Surgery This surgery involves cutting the ligament and other tissues that bind down the posterior tibial nerve and its branches.  The nerve and its branches are explored for areas of entrapment.  Structures that bind down or compress the nerve or its branches…

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Surgical Procedures

Common Surgeries for Foot and Ankle Ailments Achilles surgery Ankle surgery Arthritis surgery Arthroscopy Bunion Surgery Cyst removal Dry Needling First Metatarsophalangeal Joint (MPJ) Fusion First MPJ Replacement Implant Surgery Flatfoot correction Ganglion Cyst Surgery Hammertoe Surgery Heel surgery Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomy Surgery Metatarsal surgery Nerve surgery (Neuroma) Neuroma Surgery…

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Surgery for Arthritis

Surgery for Foot Arthritis Patients who undergo surgery to correct arthritis in the foot are often diabetics with a type of arthritis known as Charcot Foot. The average age of patients developing a Charcot foot is 40 years. About one-third of patients develop a Charcot foot in both feet and/or ankles. This form…

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Soft Tissue Biopsy

What is a Soft Tissue Biopsy? What is a Soft Tissue Biopsy? A soft tissue biopsy is the removal and microscopic examination of a small sample of soft tissue for diagnostic purposes. “Soft tissue” includes the skin, fat, muscle, and tendons that surround, connect, or support other tissues or organs….

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Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomy Surgery

Goals and Benefits of Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomy Surgery Goals Reduce or eliminate associated pain in the ball of the foot. Reduce or eliminate associated callus, if present. Possible Alternatives to Surgery Orthotics or padded insoles Orthopedic shoes or other shoe modifications (rocker soles) Pads or other accommodative alterations Periodic trimming…

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Iontophoresis

Foot Sweat and Iontophoresis Iontophoresis is a procedure used to treat excessive sweating in the hands or feet. Excessive sweating may be caused by hyperhidrosis, an inherited condition that mainly affects males. The excessive sweating caused by the condition can cause foot odor. The Iontophoresis procedure involves one or a series of…

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Healing Process for Bones

How Bones Heal How Does a Bone Heal? All broken bones go through the same healing process. This is true whether a bone has been cut as part of a surgical procedure or fractured through an injury. The bone healing process has three overlapping stages: inflammation, bone production, and bone…

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