Foot and Ankle Surgery
- Complex reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
- Deformity corrections
The feet are the foundation of our bodies and they assist us in some of the most basic functions of living. Through activities of living, the feet can change structurally over time, causing a reshaping of the feet, giving rise to medical conditions and deformities. Additionally, the feet are susceptible to infections that can also affect the feet, limiting daily activities and quality of life. But, with recent improvements in foot and ankle surgery, patients no longer have to live through pain.
Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery is available to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by injury, congenital abnormalities, infection, arthritis and narrow footwear. It also aims to restore or improve function and stability. Reconstructive surgical procedures are complex and involve repairing or transferring tendons, implanting joints, removing tumors, and cutting, grafting or fusing bone. During reconstruction, internal and external fixation devices, which include pins, screws, staples and wires, as well as casts, may be used for repair and stabilization.
Foot reconstruction is a surgery performed to correct the structures of the foot, restore the natural functionality of the foot that has been lost due to injury or illness, correct birth defects, diseases and other ailments. As the feet are a common area for wounds and injuries, they are susceptible to various mistreatments in the form of ill-fitting shoes, sports injuries, work-related trauma, or the strain of walking. Such deformities include hammertoes, high arch foot, flatfoot, bunions and more. Surgical advantages include minimal trauma to the surrounding structures, shorter recovery time, greater range of motion, and decreased muscle atrophy.
Surgery is another ideal option to repair an ankle sprain, which is a stretching or tearing of a ligament. An ankle sprain is a common injury and occurs when you fall or suddenly twist the ankle joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position. Sprains can cause pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, and stiffness, numbness in the toes, and an inability to walk or bear weight on the ankle, resulting in instability of the ankle. Surgical intervention to reconstruct the injured ligament may be considered in patients with a high degree of instability and for those who failed to respond to non-surgical treatments.
I was referred to Dr. Kinmon for a genetic foot problem that has caused me pain for most of my life. Iâ€™d seen many foot specialists throughout the years, but, unfortunately, none of them were able to solve my foot pain. Dr. Kinmon was able to help relieve my pain on the first visit. Iâ€™m happy to say that after the six-week recovery period for a reconstructive period, I was able to walk pain-free for the first time in more than 30 years. Thank you, Dr. K.Brian S.
I highly recommend Dr. Kinmon. I had major surgery done on my right foot and all went well – actually, perfect. The surgery was done six months ago and I am more than satisfied with the result. I also commend the entire medical staff. Everyone was competent, professional, caring and more.Joseph Z.
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