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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lasers and Surgery: Lasers in foot surgery really only cut the skin, several years ago this was a fad or "new technology" which sounded really cool. That said if you mean laser treatments for soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis then you should not feel anything and should .Experience decreased pain and swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Follow docs orders: Discuss you post operative care with your foot surgeon. They should give you detailed instructions on what you need to do and what you might expect following surgery. The patient must participate in their care to receive the best outcomes. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had foot surgery 5 days ago, and have been off pain med for 3 days. I just woke up feeling dizzy out of a deep sleep & during day--is it the GA?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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