Reconstructive Foot Surgery May Get You on the Right Path

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Reconstructive foot surgery may sound serious, but it also provides lasting pain relief and quality of life from injuries, defects, infections, or improper footwear. This option may be right for you and our amazing team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Texas, can help your feet become new again at any one of our following locations: Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849.

Foot reconstructive surgery can bring back lost motion and strength by fixing or transferring tendons, inserting joints, eliminating tumors, and fusing bones. To provide further stability, the use of staples, screws or pins may be required for reconstruction. This type of surgery is very useful since it treats a large number of foot issues that can occur from severe impacts or even disorders of the body’s circulation system. Many patients elect for foot reconstructive surgery because of diseases or disorders that are hereditary. The surgery is broad with respect to which parts of the foot are involved. These include the outer skin, tendons, bones, ligaments or muscles.

The recovery period greatly varies depending on the particular type of reconstruction undertaken. For most types of reconstruction, the foot will need to be immobilized with a cast with no weight being put on the foot for several months. Physical therapy will thereafter be required to help the foot recoup its full strength and mobility. Depending on the type of reconstructive surgery performed, physical therapy may be more intense and longer in duration to allow for the muscles and tendons to become strong enough to prevent the previous condition from reoccurring.

Foot reconstruction can involve many different scenarios and it is imperative that you receive he correct procedure so as not to require further surgeries. Please consider contacting us and we will make sure to address every possible complication and provide you with a result that decreases pain and gets your feet moving in the right direction!