Podiatric surgery is a specialist field in the podiatry profession. Podiatric surgery is the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related lower extremity structures by accredited and qualified specialist podiatrists. Podiatric surgery is designed to repair deformity and ensure continued functionality of the foot and ankle. A large variety of surgical solutions are used to repair bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, and remove soft tissue lesions/masses. Podiatric surgeons perform both simple minimally invasive procedures and complex reconstructive procedures.
Podiatric surgery has introduced many innovative techniques to the field of foot and ankle surgery.
Foot and ankle surgery is commonly performed. The foot and ankle is susceptible to congenital deformity (birth defects), conditions associated with hereditary, disease states (diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, gout), trauma, infection and the deleterious effects of age.
Many of these conditions respond to non-surgical techniques. However sometimes surgery is required to fully resolve a condition or provide a permanent solution. At times the best outcome is achieved by a combination of surgery and non-surgical options. For example, hallux valgus (bunions) can be treated by surgical correction but in the presence of a flat foot, prescription made foot orthoses may be necessary in addition to surgery to achieve the best result.
Chronic Ankle Sprains
Anterior and Posterior Ankle Impingement