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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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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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Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Face lift foot surge: Cosmetic foot surgery can be done with the right personnel and right patient selection. Gentle handling of tissue, icing, minimizing bruising and edema. Not all patients will be candidates since they can have great expectations. Cosmetic foot surgery can be successfully performed with careful selection. ...Read more

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What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

What surgeons perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon: Check for some have experience in reconstructive surgery. ...Read more

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Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Usually not: Most foot surgery is performed at surgery centers or as outpatient hospital surgery. If you are having extensive foot surgery, or you have a medical problem such as diabetes, have a major infection you might be hospitalized. Ask your foot surgeon for more specifics. ...Read more

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Does the cotton procedure foot surgery help gait?

Does the cotton procedure foot surgery help gait?

Improves gait: The cotton procedure helps in the treatment of pes planus (flat feet). It is usually performed in conjunction with other procedures. Your gait should improve following surgery. Your foot will not pronate as much and therefore your gait will be more balanced. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

Is there a surgical procedure that can fix badly pronated feet (flat feet)?

YES!!!: There are many different surgical procedures to "fix" flat feet. See a podiatrist for diagnosis, x-rays and a surgical consultation. These procedures range from relatively simple, to very complex. ...Read more

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Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post cavus surgery-3 mo after surgery arch dropped. Big toe stuck-bones jammed on xray. Surgeon "never be as good as pre surgery & orthotics" Can fix?

Post- operative: healing and rehab takes one full year with any reconstruction. After that point, if patients that are still having pain, return of deformity or non-optimal results I would discuss possible surgical intervention. If you would like a 2nd opinion for a review of post-surgical xrays and possible treatment options currently and/or future treatments, please consult me! ...Read more

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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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Can neurosurgeons perform spinal fusion surgery (arthrodesis) on lower back areas?

Can neurosurgeons perform spinal fusion surgery (arthrodesis) on lower back areas?

Sure: Depends on training look for a team or a fellowship trained spinal surgeon neuro or ortho1 year of additional spine training. ...Read more

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Is there corrective surgery for fallen arches?

Is there corrective surgery for fallen arches?

Fallen arches: This is what i like to call gee whiz surgery because of what it can entail. See your prospective surgeon , sit down and ask a ton of questions. ...Read more

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Who are the surgeons who perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Who are the surgeons who perform cosmetic genu varum/bow legs corrective surgery?

Orthopaedic Surgeons: Orthopaedic surgeons perform what is also called high tibial osteotomies (hto). Most are performed as medial opening wedge osteotomies. Locking plates or newer peek (dense plastic) wedge-shaped implants are used in conjunction with bone graft or bone graft substitute materials to promote sound healing. ...Read more

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When is ankle reconstruction surgery needed?

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When is ankle reconstruction surgery needed?

Ankle recon: When you have tried all conservative care and still have significant pain in your ankle. ...Read more

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Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices to help accommodate and help the foot function. As a means to treat conservatively (avoid surgery), many times, orthotics are used to hold the foot in good anatomic position and avoid abnormal mechanics which can lead to further problems. ...Read more

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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

Oui ou Non.: Treatment, to some extent , is based on whether or not the deformity is symptomatic or not. If the enlargement does not cause any discomfort, then shoes with padded tongues or sandals may work just fine. Realistically, it comes down to having it fixed or wearing accommodating shoes. ...Read more

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How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

How does podiatry foot surgery differ from orthopedic doctor foot surgery?

No difference: With training occuring side by side, podiatrists and foot and ankle ortho learn the same techniques. It is usually a personal preference on whom you want to see. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Yes: There are actually several procedures for heel spurs if all conservative care has failed. Talk to your podiatrist. ...Read more

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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