Gentle Foot and Ankle Care
Podiatry located in Madison Heights, Troy, Commerce Township & South Lyon
Most ankle-related issues respond to conservative treatments like ice, rest, and elevation. Even so, some injuries and disorders require surgical intervention. At Gentle Foot and Ankle Care, the team of expert podiatrists specializes in ankle surgery. Using advanced treatments, like the INFINITY™ Total Ankle System by Wright Medical Group, they can relieve pain, inflammation, and restore your mobility. To make an appointment at the practice in Madison Heights, Troy, Commerce Township, or South Lyon, Michigan, call the nearest office, or click the online booking feature today.
Ankle Surgery Q & A
What is ankle surgery?
Ankle surgery is a group of orthopedic procedures that uses special tools to repair a damaged or diseased ankle joint. Ankle surgery can be used to treat various issues, including fractures, tendon injuries, and inflammation caused by arthritis.
At Gentle Foot and Ankle Care, the team boasts years of experience performing ankle surgery. They even offer advanced ankle replacement techniques, including the INFINITY™ Total Ankle System by Wright Medical Group and the Vantage® Total Ankle System by Exactech®.
What conditions can benefit from ankle surgery?
At Gentle Foot and Ankle Care, the team uses ankle surgery to treat various conditions, including:
- Ankle fractures
- Arthritis resulting in pain or immobility
- Chronic ankle instability
- Ankle abnormalities
You might also benefit from ankle surgery if you have tendinitis that affects your ability to stand up, walk, or exercise.
What are the types of ankle surgery?
The team at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care offers several types of ankle surgery, including:
Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses much smaller incisions than traditional open surgery. During arthroscopy, your provider removes pieces of cartilage or bone from your ankle to relieve pain and encourage mobility.
If you have a torn or diseased tendon, your provider might recommend tendon surgery. During this procedure, they remove the faulty tendon and replace it with a healthy one from your foot.
Total ankle replacement
If there’s no way to repair the damage to your ankle joint, the team might recommend total ankle replacement. During this type of surgery, they remove your ankle joint and replace it with 3D custom implants made of cobalt. The artificial implants mimic your natural bone, restoring your mobility.
Gentle Foot and Ankle Care offers several types of ankle replacement, including the INFINITY™ Total Ankle System by Wright Medical Group and the Vantage® Total Ankle System by Exactech®
Ankle fusion is a type of surgery that treats arthritis. It uses pins, plates, or screws to fuse the bones in your ankle together, reducing pain and inflammation.
What is recovery like after ankle surgery?
After ankle surgery, your foot is placed in a cast or a splint for several weeks. Depending on the type of surgery you have, you might also spend a few nights in the hospital.
As your body begins healing, the team has you participate in physical therapy. To speed up the recovery process, attend each check-up and closely follow the team’s instructions.
To explore the benefits of ankle surgery, make an appointment at Gentle Foot and Ankle Care by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.
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