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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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What exactly happens after foot surgery?

What exactly happens after foot surgery?

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 more

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What happens during bunions surgery?

What happens during bunions surgery?

Surgical fracture: In most bunion procedures the 1st metatarsal is broken and realigned with screws or pins. Visit www.Eastpennfoot.Com for more information and request a copy our bunion report. ...Read more

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What happens during a laser foot surgery?

What happens during a laser foot surgery?

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 more

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What actually happens during a foot amputation?

What actually happens during a foot amputation?

Series of steps: Anesthesia is provided, followed by tourniquet application. Skin is preserved to cover the amputation site, and all muscle-tendon tissues and blood vessels cut to expose the bone. A saw device is used to resect the bone and remove the amputated tissues. Closure of the skin flap is done to protect the exposed ends of the live tissue. ...Read more

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What will happen during my ankle arthroscopy?

What will happen during my ankle arthroscopy?

See below: It depends what condition it is being done for. In general there will be several small incisions made to except the instruments. One will be a camera the other will be able to remove tissue or bone and a third will fill the ankle joint with fluid to help expand the tissue for easier vision of the ankle joint. ...Read more

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What happens after broken leg surgery?

What happens after broken leg surgery?

Where in leg?: Where was your 'leg' broken. 'leg' to ors means tibia/ fibula ( between knee and ankle). Did u have surgery or casted , etc. If u had surgery was your bone 'rodded' or plated or other . Please be more specific... Thanks! ...Read more

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What does it mean when blisters occur on the foot after being stung ?

What does it mean when blisters occur on the foot after being stung ?

Allergic reaction: Is a possibility...You would need antihistamines and ice to the region. Folllowing with a doctor may be prudent. ...Read more

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Basketball clubfeet after surgery right foot is till slanted slightly help, what to do?

Basketball clubfeet after surgery right foot is till slanted slightly help, what to do?

See your surgeon: I recommend you return to the doctor that performed your surgery and discuss your concerns. This is the best way to know if the shape is expected or something that needs to be corrected. ...Read more

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What happens during a leg amputation?

What happens during a leg amputation?

All structures Cut: During a leg amputation, the surgeon starts by making a skin incision. This is designed to help in the closure of the stump. Next the muscle fascia is cut, followed by the muscles. The primary nerves, arteries and veins are then ligated ( tied off ). Next the bones are cut with a saw and the cut edges are filed down. Finally a flap of muscle tissue is used to cover the bone and the skin is closed. ...Read more

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What happens when neuroma is removed from the foot?

What happens when neuroma is removed from the foot?

You feel better!: There are 2 (minor) risks of neuroma surgery (besides the "usual" risks with any surgery): 1) the development of a stump neuroma, where a new neuroma forms at the end of the nerve that was cut, and 2) the development of an area of permanent numbness in or around a toe because a nerve was (deliberately) severed. Both of these risks are pretty low. ...Read more

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What is plantar wart surgery recovery time? Can i go to beach during it?

What is plantar wart surgery recovery time? Can i go to beach during it?

Plantar wart: There are many ways to treat and even to do surgery on a plantar wart. The doctor that is doing the procedure can tell you your limitations but if the area is covered (sealed) you should be able to go to the beach regardless of the procedure chosen. Any incision will require at least 3 weeks to full recover. ...Read more

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My mom is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery next week. What happens in that kind of surgery?

My mom is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery next week. What happens in that kind of surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery: Two or three small incisions are made. A small fiber optic camera is inserted in the knee with small instruments. The damage in the knee is then corrected. The surgery is usually under one hour. ...Read more

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What happens during a below the knee bk amputation?

What happens during a below the knee bk amputation?

The knee is left...: A bk amputation allows saving the knee and usually some part of the tibia bone that goes down to the foot. This will also allow the prostheses to be less complex and more functional because the entire knee joint is not part of the prosthesis. Of course, if the pathology present in the leg requires an ak amputation, the surgeon will inform you; but it's always better to save the knee if possible. ...Read more

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What exactly is the worst thing that can happen to my foot from plantar fasciitis?

What exactly is the worst thing that can happen to my foot from plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasaciitis : You could get a tear in the fascia and or develope chronic pain in the arch that prevents you from walking without pain. Its easy to treat in most cases . I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is forefoot varus and does it cause flat feet ?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is forefoot varus and does it cause flat feet ?

Yes: A high forefoot varies is a forefoot to rear foot structural and/or biomechanical relationship. This can certainly lead to flatfeet. Flatfeet can lead to big problems, address it early. ...Read more

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What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

Distance walking: There are different tests to measure endurance: a six minute walk test is the best distance walked in meters per unit time. This is usually done in a straight line/circular tracks may be used. An incremental shuttle walk involves walking between two cones. You walk as long as you can until breathlessness. The number of shuttles (laps between the cones) is noted; a shuttle = 10 meters. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Flatfoot (Definition)

Included in the normal anatomy of the foot is what is known as the plantar or longitudinal arch. A normal arch protects excessive weight bearing to occur in certain parts of the foot. In flat foot, this arch is reduced in size. Mild cases may not cause symptoms, severe cases can potentially cause ...Read more