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Ankle And Foot Surgery

Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina

If you have a painful or disabling foot or ankle injury, or a deformity related to your lower extremities, you may require ankle and foot surgery. Fortunately, Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, has a team of qualified providers, including several surgeons, at 12 locations throughout Southern Georgia and South Carolina. If you think that you may need ankle and foot surgery, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Ankle and Foot Surgery Q & A

When would I need ankle and foot surgery?

Most ankle and foot problems resolve with nonsurgical treatments, like taking medications, wearing orthotics, and changing footwear. The team at Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, may recommend surgery if your pain and symptoms are severe or if nonsurgical treatments aren’t effective. They provide foot and ankle surgery, including trauma care, for patients of all ages. 

What conditions may require foot surgery?

The surgeons at Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, provide surgical treatment for a wide range of foot problems, including:

  • Foot fractures
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Congenital foot deformities
  • Flatfoot
  • Bunions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammertoe
  • Neuromas (nerve tumors)
  • Heel or toe spurs
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Corns, calluses, and warts

They also perform toe joint replacement to treat joint diseases like arthritis and gout. If foot or toe amputation is necessary, the surgical team at Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, can provide you with prosthetics that fit inside your shoe.

What conditions may require ankle surgery?

The expert team at Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, uses surgery to treat many severe ankle problems, such as:

  • Ankle fractures
  • Torn ligaments (ankle sprains)
  • Torn tendons
  • Ankle deformities

Advanced cases of arthritis may require a joint replacement procedure like total ankle replacement surgery.  

What should I expect from ankle and foot surgery?

First, your provider carefully evaluates your condition and performs a physical exam. They may also take diagnostic imaging tests. All Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, offices have on-site digital X-rays, and most have a diagnostic ultrasound as well. The Waycross and Douglas, Georgia, locations also have open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

If surgery is necessary, Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, may recommend treatment at one of their two private surgery centers or a nearby hospital. 

What should I expect after ankle and foot surgery?

Many types of foot and ankle surgery require immobilization after the procedure. Your surgeon may apply a bandage, splint, cast, or surgical shoe to support your foot while it heals. Most of the time, your provider recommends a postsurgical exercise plan to help you regain strength and speed your recovery. 

Recovery time depends on your condition and the complexity of your procedure. You may need additional treatments, such as physical therapy, orthotic devices, or special footwear. 

Call Ankle & Foot Associates, LLC, or request an appointment online today to see a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon.