Reconstructive Foot Surgery Specialist

Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists

Board-Certified Podiatrists, Foot & Ankle Surgeons & Board-Certified Wound Care Specialists located in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, & Boca Raton, FL

Reconstructive foot surgery relieves pain and brings back function when non-surgical care isn’t successful. The experienced podiatrists at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, are experts in this type of surgery, and they perform procedures on an outpatient basis. There are convenient offices in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Boca Raton, Florida. Call the location nearest you or schedule your appointment online today.

Reconstructive Foot Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive foot surgery? 

Reconstructive foot surgery is a varied category of procedures that restore proper foot anatomy and function. As foot anatomy and function experts, the podiatrists at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, are highly qualified to perform reconstructive foot surgeries of all types. 

When would I need reconstructive foot surgery? 

There are many different situations when you could potentially need reconstructive foot surgery, including: 

  • Foot trauma
  • Birth defects
  • Damage from infection
  • Damage from conditions like diabetes

If conservative care isn’t effective for your problem, the Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, team may recommend reconstructive foot surgery. In some cases, it’s the only way to get you back to feeling and functioning normally. 

How does reconstructive foot surgery work?

Reconstructive foot surgery procedures are quite varied. Your treatment can repair your foot muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, joints, or any combination of them, anywhere in your foot. 

In general, the board-certified surgeons perform most reconstructive foot surgeries in the Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, offices, or at an outpatient surgical center. Some surgeries may be at a local hospital. 

You’ll typically receive local anesthesia to numb your foot. This type of anesthesia won’t put you to sleep but kills any pain. After your surgery, you’ll usually wear a splint, cast, or other immobilization devices. You’ll typically return home that same day. 

What is recovery like following reconstructive foot surgery? 

After your reconstructive foot surgery, follow your surgeon’s guidelines to transition back to bearing weight on your foot safely. You may need to use a cane, walker, or crutches for a short period. 

You’ll have follow-up appointments at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, so the team can monitor your healing and guide your return to normal activity. Some of your recovery guideline recommendations may include: 

  • Take any medications as directed
  • Keep bandages clean and dry
  • Wear supportive shoes with good traction
  • Place nonslip mats in your bathtub

Often, the team recommends physical therapy during your recovery. Following physical therapy guidelines closely can help you regain strength and function as quickly as possible after your reconstructive foot surgery. 

The Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, team includes leading foot and ankle surgeons who can give you the best possible results. Book your foot reconstructive surgery consultation online or by phone today.