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Reconstructive Foot Surgery

Foot and Ankle Specialists located throughout Nebraska
Reconstructive Foot Surgery

Reconstructive Foot Surgery services offered throughout Nebraska

If you have a painful foot injury or debilitating disease that affects your feet, see the experts at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons throughout Nebraska. The highly trained podiatrists offer reconstructive foot surgery to restore your foot’s structure and function, reduce pain, and improve mobility. Call the office nearest you to schedule an evaluation, or request an appointment online today.

Reconstructive Foot Surgery Q&A

What is reconstructive foot surgery?

Reconstructive foot surgery at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons involves surgical procedures that repair, fuse, reshape, or replace parts of your foot to improve the way it functions. The podiatrists have many years of experience completing foot surgeries and are highly trained to offer superior results.

Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons has the only podiatry fellowship program in Nebraska specializing in reconstructive surgery, including deformity reconstruction. 

Do I need reconstructive foot surgery?

To determine if reconstructive foot surgery is right for you, your Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons provider examines your feet and ankles during a physical exam. They ask about your lifestyle habits, symptoms, and medical history.

Your provider may order blood tests, X-rays, an ultrasound, an MRI, or a CT scan to determine the extent of tissue damage you have. They then tailor a treatment plan that may include surgery. 

You might be a candidate for reconstructive foot surgery if you have:

  • Severe fractures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Tendon, muscle, or ligament damage
  • Severe flat feet
  • Pain when walking
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Bone or joint deformities
  • Sports injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Bone spurs
  • Infections
  • Tumors

Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons also offers conservative treatments, but sometimes surgery is the best way to fully restore your foot’s structure and eliminate discomfort long term. 

How should I prepare for reconstructive foot surgery?

It’s important to follow your podiatrist’s instructions to prepare for reconstructive foot surgery. They may ask you to avoid food and drink the morning of surgery and stop taking certain medications. You must also arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you.

What should I expect during the procedure?

Before the procedure, you’re given anesthesia to numb the area and relax you or help you fall asleep. Your podiatrist makes an incision, removes, repairs, replaces, fuses, or reconstructs tissues, and closes the incision before taking you to a recovery area.

What happens after reconstructive foot surgery?

Follow your post-surgery instructions after reconstructive foot surgery to ensure an effective recovery. You might need crutches and a boot, cast, splint, brace, or bandage on your foot during the healing process. 

Take medications as directed, ice the treatment area, get plenty of rest, avoid strenuous activity until given the okay, wear appropriate footwear, and keep the treatment area clean. Attend follow-up visits with your podiatrist and undergo physical therapy as needed.

To determine if reconstructive foot surgery is right for you, schedule an appointment at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons by phone or request one online today.