Foot reconstruction is a surgery performed to correct the structures of the foot and restore the natural functionality of the foot that has been lost due to injury or illness. Ideally, any foot surgery for reconstruction is done to improve the appearance and function of the foot so that patients can maintain their quality of life.
The foot is formed by several bones, ligaments, joints and muscles, which function collectively to control the various movements like walking and running. This complicated structure of the foot permits them to resist heavy forces every day. As the feet are a common area for wounds and injuries, they are susceptible to various mistreatments in the form of ill-fitting shoes, sports injuries, work-related trauma, or the strain of walking. Various outside forces tend to harm the feet and cause pain and discomfort.
Indications for foot reconstruction:
A variety of reconstructive procedures are designed to treat many foot disorders and restore your foot back to its original health and function. Following are the indications:
- Common foot ailments like bunions or hammertoes
- Postural deformity such as severe flat feet
- Pain while walking on hard surfaces
- Difficulty wearing shoes
- Problems with standing or other movements of the foot
- Fractures sustained as a result of accident/trauma
- Athletic injuries like Achilles tendon tears, foot/ankle fractures, ligament injuries and several others
- Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain
- Heel and bone spurs
- Joint or bone deformities due to arthritis
- Tumors and lesions
- Metabolic disease such as diabetes
Foot Reconstruction Surgery
The primary objectives of foot reconstruction are reduction of pain and restoration of function and appearance. The surgery to be performed depends on several factors such as the age of the individual, type of foot disorder, and severity and duration of the symptoms.
Reconstructive foot surgery facilitates to correct birth defects, diseases and other foot ailments that can greatly benefit patients’ medical and aesthetic needs. It is often recommended when conservative treatments fail to resolve the symptoms. It is a good choice in permanently treating various foot disorders.
With the new advancements in surgical technology, the traditional method of treating foot disorders is replaced by a minimally invasive technique (arthroscopy) which can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Surgical Technique: First Metatarsal Proximal Opening Wedge Osteotomy with Arthrex® LPS POW Plate
Surgical Technique: Flatfoot Repair with Arthrex® InternalBrace™ Augmentation
Surgical Technique: Flatfoot Repair with Arthrex® Calcaneus Step Plate
Surgical Technique: Foot Arthritis Repair with Arthrex® Compression Plate
Surgical Technique: Metatarsal Fracture Repair with Arthrex® Hook Plate
Surgical Technique: Metatarsal Fracture Repair with Arthrex® Jones Screw
Surgical Technique: Small Toe Arthritis Repair with Arthrex® TRIM-IT Pin™
Surgical Technique: Toe Dislocation Repair with Arthrex® CPR™
Surgical Technique: Achilles Tendon Repair with Arthrex® SpeedBridge™