Foot Surgery & Ankle Surgery | Denver, CO
Surgery on the foot, ankle, or lower leg is usually performed by podiatric surgeons and orthopedic surgeons specializing in the foot and ankle locations of the body. For more in-depth information on professional foot surgery for your feet in Denver, CO please contact Diabetic Foot & Wound Center at our podiatry office in Denver.
Foot and ankle surgery addresses a wide variety of foot problems, including:
- Sprains and fractures
- Arthritis and joint disease
- Benign and malignant tumors
- Birth deformities
- Calluses and warts
- Corns and hammertoes
- Heel or toe spurs
- Neuromas (nerve tumors)
Post Foot Surgery
Many foot and ankle surgeries today can be performed in the doctor's office or a surgical center on an outpatient basis. They frequently can be performed using local anesthesia, in some cases combined with sedation. Most foot surgeries require a period of immobilization after the procedures with protective devices, such as a bandages, splints, surgical shoes, casts, or open sandals. Limited weight bearing, elevating and icing the foot, and keeping the area dry are commonly required for the first two weeks following surgery until sutures are removed.
Post-Operative Exercise & Treatment
Most foot surgeons will encourage post-operative exercise of the foot and legs to speed recovery. In addition, many patients need additional therapy or treatments after foot surgery in order to aid in the healing and recovery process. These may include physiotherapy, orthotic devices, and special footwear. After sufficient healing time for feet, which varies from procedure to procedure, most surgical patients can resume wearing their usual footwear.
For more information on foot surgery, call Diabetic Foot & Wound Center in Denver, CO at 303-321-4477!