Complex, constantly impacted, rugged, yet intricately balanced, feet and ankles are some of the most frequently injured areas of the human body, and unfortunately, some of the most frequently misunderstood and misdiagnosed. The Foot & Ankle Service at HSS leads a multi-disciplined approach to expertly treat the broad range of foot and ankle conditions that can occ Patients with orthopaedic foot or ankle conditions that need surgery are unique in their needs and considerations. This is because they have a wide variety of conditions, which need different types of combined medical and surgical treatment. Despite these differences, preparation and education about what to expect from surgery aids in doing well afterwards. ur at any stage of life, from newborn to teen years and from active adults to seniors. Injuries to the foot and ankle are among the most frequently occurring musculoskeletal injuries. Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery seeks to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by injury, congenital abnormalities, infection, arthritis, and even improper, narrow footwear. It also aims to restore or improve function and stability. Reconstructive surgical procedures are complex and can involve repairing or transferring tendons, implanting joints, removing tumors, and cutting, grafting, or fusing bone. During reconstruction, internal and external fixation devices—including pins, screws, staples, and wires—as well as casts may be used for repair and stabilization.
Welcome to the Specialists Orthopedics Library through Understand.com. Understanding the different types of surgical procedures utilized to treat disorders of the foot & ankle, can be a great resource to you and your loved ones. We encourage to utilize this comprehensive library and if you have questions or concerns, you can contact your Specialists Surgeon.