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Foot And Ankle Reconstruction Surgeries Specialist

Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC

Podiatry located in Mesquite, TX & Wylie, TX

When your foot or ankle is badly damaged or deformed, conservative nonsurgical care may not be enough. The podiatric surgery specialists at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC can repair the damage and restore function using advanced foot and ankle reconstruction surgeries. With conveniently located offices in Mesquite, Wylie, Forney, and Kaufman, Texas, call the location nearest you or book a consultation online.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Surgeries Q & A

When do I need foot or ankle reconstruction surgery?

The Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists team treats many foot and ankle issues using nonsurgical solutions like medication, regenerative medicine injections, and custom orthotics. 

However, there are times when the damage is too severe for conservative care. In those instances, your provider may recommend foot or ankle reconstruction surgery. 

What are some options for foot and ankle reconstruction surgery?

Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists offers all types of foot and ankle reconstruction. Your specific procedure depends on your situation and needs, but some common surgeries are:

  • Total ankle joint replacement
  • Total metatarsophalangeal (first big toe joint) replacement
  • Tendon transfer
  • Arterial flaps (skin section with blood supply) to replace skin and protect a healing artery
  • Skin grafts (skin section without blood supply) that replace necrotic skin 
  • Joint fusions for added stability
  • External fixation (Ilizarov frames) to stimulate new bone growth and healing
  • Deformity correction for cavus foot, club foot, flatfoot, and other conditions

Your podiatric surgeon tailors the surgical procedure for you, so you may have several procedures at one time. For example, if you have diabetic foot problems, you may need arterial flaps, skin grafts, and deformity correction for cavus foot. 

How do I prepare for foot or ankle reconstruction surgery?

Before your scheduled procedure, your Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists surgeon gives you detailed directions. Most foot and ankle surgeries are outpatient procedures, but you still need local or regional anesthesia. You may need to fast or otherwise prep for the anesthesia. 

Arrange for someone to give you a ride home after your surgery, as it’s unlikely you’ll be able to drive or even bear weight on the surgically repaired foot or ankle. 

When can I bear weight after foot or ankle reconstructive surgery?

It depends on many factors, including the surgical procedure and your general health. Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists uses the most minimally invasive surgical techniques possible, which means less bleeding, bruising, and swelling than with old-fashioned approaches. 

Ultimately, that means the fastest and most comfortable recovery, but it’s important to follow your doctor’s post-surgical guidance. Begin your recovery plan, including weight-bearing, only when your doctor tells you to for the best long-term results from your surgery. 

Schedule your surgery consultation with the leading foot and ankle specialists by calling Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC or using the online scheduler.