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How successful is foot reconstruction surgery?
Flat foot reconstruction surgery varies depending on the condition of your ankle and feet as well as the cause of your flat foot. Reconstruction surgeries are often done as minimally invasive procedures. They are considered low risk and have a high rate of success.
How long does it take for reconstructive foot surgery to heal?
Around 12 weeks after surgery, patients may be able to wear normal shoes with or without a foot or ankle brace. Complete recovery can take up to a year depending on the surgery performed.
Can you get reconstructive foot surgery?
Most long-term foot and ankle problems require reconstructive surgery. Some procedures are complex and may involved tendon transfer, bone fusion, joint implantation, bone grafting and soft tissue repair.
Does foot surgery hurt?
Foot surgery itself is not painful. For any kind of procedure that involves opening the body, your foot will be treated with some kind of anesthetic. Often the anesthetic is localized—it only affects the specific area of your foot that is being treated.
How long will I have pain after foot surgery?
For most foot and ankle operations, tenderness and swelling can take 3-4 months to resolve, while for more complicated procedures, the recovery may take a full year (or more). On your first return visit, your cast or bandage will be removed for the first time.
What is involved in foot reconstruction surgery?
During surgery, three incisions (cuts) are made in the foot and the painful, damaged tendon on the instep is removed and replaced with another tendon (the flexor digorum longus tendon or FDL). This is known as tibialis posterior tendon reconstruction.
What is the success rate of flat foot surgery?
The Subtalar joint Arthoreisis (flat foot surgery) has a 98% success rate.
How long does it take to go from non weight bearing to full weight bearing?
For other injuries you may only need a couple of weeks before you can slowly transition to partial weight bearing and then to full, slowly being able to resume your normal activities again. Injuries such as a Lisfranc fracture can require 10 weeks or more of non-weight bearing.
What is the Cinderella procedure?
The Cinderella Procedure, performed exclusively for cosmetic reasons, reduces foot size with a surgery that removes bunions and brings the bone on the side of the big toe inwards. This allows women to wear high-fashion brands such as Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik which are notorious for their narrow fit.
When is flat foot surgery necessary?
If you are suffering from flat feet, a condition when little or no space exists beneath the arch of the foot when you are in a standing position, you may require flat foot surgery. Symptoms include: Experiencing pain when running or walking, particularly on the inner ankle and foot. Ankle swelling.
Can you run after flat foot surgery?
After you have fully recovered from most major foot surgery there often will not be any specific restrictions that will be placed on your activity level (however, there are certain foot surgeries such as total ankle replacements where running will be prohibited).