When medications and physical therapy aren’t sufficient to treat chronic foot pain, you may be a candidate for foot surgery. At Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa, the skilled, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to repair soft tissue tears or bone fractures that affect your mobility. The practice also specializes in foot joint replacement surgery to treat severe arthritis. Call the office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to find out if you’re a candidate for foot surgery or book a consultation online.
Foot surgery is typically a last-resort treatment option for painful conditions of the feet. You may need foot surgery if conservative therapies aren’t working well to relieve your pain and improve your mobility.
The surgeons at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa perform foot surgery to treat conditions like:
The orthopedic specialists use on-site X-rays and other diagnostic technologies to determine if you’re a candidate for foot surgery. They also review your medical history and existing health to ensure you can tolerate surgery.
The surgeons at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa use minimally invasive techniques if possible to repair damage to the bones and soft tissues in your feet. Such techniques require only small incisions to access the inner structures of your feet, so you heal faster after surgery.
Depending on the reason for your foot surgery, your provider may repair or remove tissue or bone that’s triggering your pain. They may also need to realign the bones in your foot and toes to improve the overall structure of your foot.
In some cases, the surgeons perform fusion surgery, a procedure to join two or more bones in your foot to enhance stability.
Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa also offers joint replacement surgery, using artificial materials to replace joints in your foot damaged by arthritis. Joint replacement surgery provides long-term pain relief and can improve the function of your foot.
Your recovery time after foot surgery depends on the type of surgery performed and your overall health. You can expect to need some time off your feet to let your incisions heal fully.
Your provider at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa provides you with instructions to care for your foot following surgery. You might have bandages that you need to change daily to prevent infection.
As you become more active, you may need to use crutches or a cane to keep the weight off the treated foot. Your orthopedic specialist may also suggest braces, splints, or orthotics to keep you pain-free during your recovery.
To find out if you’re a candidate for foot surgery, schedule a diagnostic evaluation online or call Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa today.