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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Surgery (Overview)

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 their explanation of benefits.


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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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Dr. Payam Rafat
331 doctors shared insights

Foot Surgery (Overview)

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 their explanation of benefits.


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What generally happens in a foot surgery?

Foot surgery: It depends on the patient, surgical procedure, and surgeon. To difficult to answer without more information. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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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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What are the alternatives to foot surgery?

What are the alternatives to foot surgery?

Live with it!: Most foot surgery is elective, you can elect to have it done, or you can elect not to. You can try pads, shoe stretching, medications, more supportive and cushioned insoles. But in the end, your problem is still there... You are treating without cure. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Recovery: for foot surgery is based on the type of diagnosis. If it is a foot or ankle reconstruction or repairing any bone or tendon structure, it will take at least 6-10 weeks and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Depends...: Kind of a broad question. There are different types of surgical procedures. Toenail procedures or skin biopsies have little to no down time. Bunions can vary from 6-8 weeks recuperation and more extensive rearfoot surgery may take up to months. Need to restore proper alignment in the joint, restore proper mechanics in the foot, and reduce pain symptoms. Bonus aesthetically pleasing. ...Read more

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