Foot & Ankle Surgery
Top Orange County Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Foot and ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedic care performed
by orthopedic surgeons or podiatrists who specialize in diagnosing and
treating patients with serious conditions or injuries of the foot and
ankle. As one of the most complex parts of the body’s musculoskeletal
system, the foot and ankle is comprised of numerous bones, joints, muscles,
tendons, ligaments, and nerves, which is why injuries to these structures
can cause considerable and chronic pain, as well as instability and difficulty
bearing weight, walking, and living an independent and active life.
At Hoag Orthopedic Institute, our foot and ankle surgeons are among the
top in their field, and leverage their expertise with state-of-the art
facilities, advanced technology and techniques, and the experience of
specialized nurses, technicians, physical therapists, and sports medicine
doctors solely dedicated to orthopedic health when treating patients.
Through a comprehensive and patient-specific approach to health care,
we are able to effectively treat a range of foot and ankle conditions
using surgical treatments, including minimally invasive techniques.
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Whether pain, instability, and a decrease in movement or activity result
from foot or ankle injuries or conditions resulting from arthritis, deformity,
and other disorders, surgery typically becomes an option when issues are
severe or non-surgical approaches have failed to reduce pain and restore function.
Surgical approaches may vary depending on the part of the ankle or foot
affected, the severity of a condition, and other factors. However, they
generally involve the repair of bones or soft tissues, including tendons
and ligaments, which must be stabilized, reconstructed, or replaced. Some
surgeries may be performed at one of our
outpatient surgery centers, or require brief hospitalization in state-of-the-art operating rooms at
Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine. These can include:
Arthroscopic Surgery –
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows surgeons to treat
a number of painful foot and ankle conditions, including fractures, tears,
tendonitis, and issues resulting from arthritis and past injuries. During
the procedure, a small arthroscope (camera) is used to guide medical instruments
inserted through tiny incisions in the foot or ankle, allowing surgeons
to repair or reconstruct bones, ligaments, and other musculoskeletal structures.
Because these incisions are much smaller than those used in standard open
surgeries, patients may benefit from faster recoveries and less pain.
Ligament Reconstruction – When ligaments of the foot or ankle are injured and cause instability,
reconstruction surgery may be required. Ligament reconstruction may consist
of repairing ligaments that have been stretched or torn by sewing them
together or reattaching them to the bone with stiches. It may also involve
the use of a tendon to replace a damaged ligament, reinforce the ankle,
and provide stability. Common ligament procedures include lateral ligament
repair, peroneus brevis tendon rerouting, peroneus brevis tendon loop,
and peroneus brevis tendon split and rerouting.
Ankle Replacement Surgery – Total ankle replacement surgery, or total ankle arthroplasty, is
a procedure commonly used to treat chronic pain and decreased function
as a result of arthritis, often as an alternative to arthrodesis (ankle
fusion). It involves replacing structures of the ankle through incisions
made in the front or side of the ankle with medical grade metal and plastic
components that recreate the joint, sometimes in addition to lengthening
of the Achilles tendon.
Learn More About Surgery Options with our Renowned Foot & Ankle Experts
Hoag Orthopedic Institute continually procures and implements the most
advanced operating room equipment, including state-of-the-art technology
for arthroscopic foot or ankle surgery, to help deliver the best possible
experience for our patients. Our team is highly trained, experienced,
and specializes in surgical techniques and treatments that provide relief,
restore movement, and help patients return to a health and active life.
From minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to total ankle replacement,
Hoag Orthopedic Institute is equipped with advanced tools, techniques,
and experienced foot and ankle specialists to provide comprehensive care
during all stages from diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating patients.
Learn more about surgical options for foot and ankle conditions by calling
855-999-4641 or using our online physician directory to
find a foot or ankle surgeon.
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