Foot and ankle surgery is a delicate endeavor, which is why you want the very best surgeons to perform your procedure. At Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists in Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills, California, the area’s leading podiatric surgeons offer foot and ankle surgery using the most advanced innovative protocols. For expert surgery focusing on your unique needs, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
Foot and ankle surgery includes a long list of procedures that repair damages to your feet or ankles. The Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team surgeons perform many types of foot and ankle surgery, including:
The expert team of surgeons uses minimally invasive surgical approaches such as arthroscopy whenever possible, including small incisions and minimal unnecessary tissue trauma. The surgeons also use advanced plastic surgery suturing techniques to minimize scarring.
If your foot or ankle injury or condition causes persistent pain, even after trying extensive nonsurgical treatments, the Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists team may recommend foot or ankle surgery.
In rare situations, for example, severe ankle trauma or a very complex bunion, the specialists may recommend surgery earlier rather than later.
Your recovery is specific to the surgical procedure, your condition, and the complexity of the situation.
Because the team regularly uses minimally invasive surgical techniques, you'll have small incisions and rapid tissue healing. However, it does take some time to restore full strength and function in your foot and ankle.
The team recommends physical therapy at the office and special exercises at home to encourage a fast recovery. In addition, most wear a walking boot, brace, or cast following foot or ankle surgery. You may also need an assistive device like a walker, cane, or crutches in the early part of your recovery.
The team helps you return to partial weight-bearing as soon as possible after your surgery — often within as little as a few days, with an assistive device — and then guides you through recovery as you return to regular activities without restriction.
The entire process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The key to a smooth recovery is to strictly follow the team's post-surgical care instructions.
To schedule a consultation for foot and ankle surgery, call Artisan Foot and Ankle Specialists or book an appointment online today.