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Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...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

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What to do if I had flat foot surgery, is this recovery normal?

What to do if I had flat foot surgery, is this recovery normal?

MORE INFO: There are so many procedure options available to correct adult flatfoot. I would need to know what was done. Dr. Latva ...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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I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can i walk? Physical therapy?

This discussion : Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more

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What effect does smoking have on foot surgery?

What effect does smoking have on foot surgery?

Please see below: Smoking is associated with delay in wound healing due to decreasing blood supply to the periphery. This happens if you smoked for long time. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the procedure for laser foot surgery?

Please help! what is the procedure for laser foot surgery?

Only for skin: Lasers are used on nails and soft tissue to treat fungus or remove a skin cyst but it is not used on bone. ...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


Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more