Foot and ankle surgery is the sub-specialty of orthopaedic surgery which deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot and ankle.
Surgery often involves the repair of damage to the foot hand or ankle which which may have occurred to bone, muscle, tendon, nerve, other soft tissue (such as ligaments), skin and nails. Common operations include surgery for complex foot reconstruction, forefoot reconstruction to correct bunions, hallux valgus, hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), lesser toe deformities and metatarsalgia (forefoot pain), total ankle replacement, achilles tendon repair and reconstruction and arthroscopic arthrodesis or fusion surgery to combat symptoms of arthritis.
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RecoveryFoot surgery recovery varies with the type of foot surgery done for the patient.
During the foot surgery recovery period after the operation for the spurs the patient can bear the whole weight of the body in the foot.
During the foot surgery recovery time the patient might be required to visit the podiatrist as recommended by him. During these visits the healing process of the foot is checked and the foot is also checked for any bleeding that might occur.