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Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Can flatfoot correction surgery make your feet smaller?

Not the goal: The goal of flatfoot reconstructive surgery is not cosmetic; it is meant to correct abnormal function and is a biomechanical condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Flat foot describes the condition where the bones and supportive tissues of the foot are such that the normal arch of the bottom surface of the foot is absent, and the foot rests ...Read more


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Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Is there a foot surgery for flatfoot / overpronation?

Flatfeet: There is. But to determine how extensive the procedure is. Your feet will need to be evaluated by a surgeon. You'll need x-rays and a gait analysis to determine what procedures will correct your deformity. ...Read more

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Do you really need to get surgery for having flat feet?

Do you really need to get surgery for having flat feet?

Flatfeet: Not always. If u get pain relief with orthotics than u don't need to. But if the pain your having is severe and u get no relief from any conservative care than surgery is an option. ...Read more

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I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

I want cure my flat foot by surgery...So please tell me what to do?

Flat feet: First you need an evaluation and xrays. Then you can discuss with your podiatrist what needs to be done . Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

Can you cure flat feet without surgery?

No: there are supportive devices (orthotics) to prevent pain and if conservative measures do not resolve your pain surgery is often your only option. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

What are the pros and cons of having flat feet surgery?

PROS AND CONS: Pros: Reserved for the person with LOTS of pain affecting Activities of Daily Living and not controlled with shoe modifications or orthoses. Cons: FF surgery in an adult is more complex, involving more post-op rehab and healing time than a child. You'll need time off work. Probably crutches or walker. Like any surgery, there is no guarantee of success. Have an open discussion with your surgeon ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i get surgery to fix my flat feet. How long will i be out of work?

Flat foot sx: The procedures vary so it depends what is done. Also depends if you sit or stand at work. Most radical surgery would take about 8 weeks to heel but discuss with surgeon. ...Read more

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Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

Different options: While any surgery must be tailored to the individual patient, most flatfoot surgeries involve a combination ofcalcaneal osteotomies (realigning heel bone), tendon transfers, calf tendon lengthening, ligament reconstructions and joint fusions. ...Read more

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How effective is reconstructive flat foot surgery?

How effective is reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Can depend on a lot: I consider effective flatfoot surgery as consisting of a good cosmetic and functional result. The degree of flatfootedness will dictate your surgical options. No surgery is without risk or complications. Some procedures require cutting of bone, some require fusion and there are other options as well. For one of the others, see hypo cure.com. If nothing else , u will learn much. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Can you tell me about reconstructive flat foot surgery?

Depends on how Bad: Flat foot surgery may or may not be a huge commitment. Your age group and as long as you have a flexible flat foot deformity and it's not extremely bad, may respond to st arthroeriesis. In my hands, this can be a very powerful procedure. Requires two weeks on crutches. Go to hyprocure.Com. However, it severe or a more rigid deformity, this will require "cutting of bone" realignment. ...Read more