Foot reconstruction is a surgery performed to correct or realign the structures of the foot in an attempt to restore the natural functionality of the foot that has been lost due to injury or illness.
Indications for foot reconstruction:
A variety of reconstructive procedures are designed to treat many foot disorders and restore your foot back to its original health and function. The following are the indications:
- Common foot ailments such as bunions or hammertoes
- Birth defects such as club feet
- Postural deformity such as severe flat feet
- Fractures sustained as a result of accident/trauma
- Athletic injuries such as Achilles tendon tears, foot/ankle fractures, ligament injuries and several others
- Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain
- Heel and bone spurs
- Joint or bone deformities due to arthritis
- Tumors and lesions
Foot reconstruction surgery:
The primary objectives of foot reconstruction are reduction of pain and restoration of function. The surgery to be performed depends on several factors such as age, type of foot disorder, and severity and duration of the symptoms. It is often recommended when conservative treatments fail to resolve the symptoms.