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Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle

Foot and Ankle Specialists & Podiatrists located in Mission Viejo, CA

When you have structural abnormalities in your feet, surgery may be the best option. Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle in Mission Viejo, California, specializes in reconstructive surgeries of the foot to correct problems like flat feet and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Call Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle today to find out what's involved in reconstructive foot surgery or book an appointment using the online form.

Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What are reconstructive surgeries?

Reconstructive surgeries are procedures your provider at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle performs when you have a structural problem with your feet for which there are no suitable alternative treatments.

These are conditions where the bones or connective tissues in your feet are misaligned or damaged to such an extent that nonsurgical therapies can't help.

Conditions Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle treats using reconstructive surgeries include:

  • Flat feet
  • Ankle trauma
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Charcot deformity
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Posterior tibial tendon pathologies

If you have any of these conditions, the providers at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle have superior skills in finding nonsurgical solutions wherever possible. If the best treatment is reconstructive surgery, they also have expert knowledge of using minimally invasive techniques to minimize pain and tissue damage.

What kinds of reconstructive surgeries might I need?

Some of the reconstructive surgeries offered at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle include:

Lengthening tendons

Conditions like chronic tendinitis can cause your Achilles tendon at the back of your ankle to contract. To lengthen the tendon, your provider makes small cuts in the tissue that allow the tendon to stretch.

Shifting of bones

The bones in your feet can move out of place when you have chronic foot conditions like arthritis and flat feet. Bones can also shift if you injure your foot. Your provider at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle uses reconstructive surgery techniques to adjust the position of the affected bones.

Foot fusion

You might need fusion surgery to strengthen joints that are weak because of an injury or conditions like flat feet and rheumatoid arthritis. To perform fusion surgery, your provider removes any damaged tissues, then reinforces the joint using screws and plates.

External fixation

If you fracture your foot or have certain types of foot abnormalities, the providers at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle might use an external fixation technique to stabilize your foot while it's healing. External fixation involves using special wires or bolts to attach the bones in your foot to an external support.

Am I a good candidate for reconstructive surgeries?

Reconstructive surgeries are typically the final stage for patients when braces, shoe modifications, and medical-grade custom orthotics can't correct their foot abnormalities or injuries.

Your provider might suggest reconstructive surgery if you're experiencing significant disability or pain that's affecting your quality of life. 

To take advantage of the team’s expertise in both nonsurgical treatments and reconstructive surgeries, call Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle or book an appointment online today.