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Dallas Foot Surgeon

As a leading Dallas foot surgeon, we understand the intricate structure of the human foot, composed of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It plays a crucial role in activities like standing, walking, running, and jumping. Hence, its health directly influences our quality of life. This complexity, coupled with the weight it bears and its constant usage, makes the foot prone to various ailments and conditions. Foot surgery is often considered when nonsurgical treatments fail to alleviate pain or improve function. Our Dallas foot surgery services encompass an array of procedures aimed at restoring the health and functionality of your foot. Whether you are facing a chronic foot problem, an injury, or a congenital deformity, let our highly skilled Dallas orthopedic foot surgeon help you.

Understanding the Foot: Insights from a Dallas Foot Surgeon

The foot comprises 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These components work synergistically to enable walking, running, and jumping. The foot can be divided into three main parts: the forefoot (toes and metatarsals), the midfoot (arch), and the hindfoot (heel, Achilles Tendon, and ankle). Each part has its own distinct function and potential for specific ailments or broken bones. Understanding this complex structure is vital for diagnosing and treating foot conditions effectively.

Our foot surgeon in Dallas has in-depth knowledge of foot anatomy and a wide range of foot conditions, ensuring accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans. Contact our trusted Dallas foot surgeon today.

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Common Foot Problems That May Require Surgery

1. Bunions

Bunions are bony protrusions that develop at the base of the big toe and can cause pain and discomfort. They often result from wearing tight, narrow shoes, but they can also be due to inherited structural defects or arthritis. Surgical intervention for bunions aims to correct the alignment of the bones and relieve pain, making walking and wearing shoes more comfortable.

2. Hammertoes

This condition occurs when the toes curl downward instead of pointing forward. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing pain and other problems. Surgical correction can involve tendon transfers, joint resections, or bone fusions to straighten the toe and relieve pain.

3. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue running across the bottom of the foot that produces the heel pain, making walking difficult. While conservative treatments are frequently helpful, surgery can reduce pain in extreme cases by removing a portion of this tissue from the heel bone.

4. Fractures and Injuries

Foot fractures may necessitate surgery to realign the bones and ensure proper healing. One example is an Achilles Tendon repair for Achilles tendon disorders, will enable a return to normal function and minimize the risk of long-term complications.

5. Metatarsal Issues

Problems with the metatarsals, such as metatarsalgia or Morton’s neuroma, might require surgical intervention for pain relief and restoration of function. These conditions can significantly impact mobility and the quality of life.

Surgical Procedures

There are several foot surgery procedures, each tailored to address specific conditions. These include:

1. Bunionectomy

This bunion surgery involves removing bunions and realigning the big toe. There are various techniques for bunion removal, and the choice of procedure depends on the severity of the bunion. Our surgeons are experienced in various bunionectomy techniques, ensuring a personalized treatment that best meets your needs.

2. Hammertoe Surgery

This involves realigning the bent toe by removing a small piece of bone and then fixing the toe in place with hardware until it heals.

3. Plantar Fascia Release

In cases of severe, chronic plantar fasciitis, a foot surgeon may partially detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone to relieve tension and reduce inflammation.

4. Fracture Repair

This can involve open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), where the surgeon realigns the bones and secures them in place using screws, pins, or plates.

5. Metatarsal Foot Surgery

This can involve bunionectomy (for bunions located on the metatarsals), neuroma removal, or other procedures to alleviate pain and restore function.

Tibialis Posterior Tendon Surgery From A Trusted Dallas Foot Surgeon

The Achilles Tendon attaches connects your heel bone to the calf muscles and the Tibialis Posterior Tendon attaches the underside of your foot to your lower leg. Both can be injured through overuse or a sports injury and require a surgical procedure to repair them. A skilled Dallas foot surgeon can provide the expertise needed for the effective treatment and recovery of these injuries.

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Recovery After Dallas Foot Surgery

Recovery after foot surgeries depends on the specific procedure performed and the individual patient’s overall health. Typically, patients will need to rest and elevate the foot to reduce swelling and promote healing. Physical therapy may be necessary to restore strength and mobility in the foot.

Our knowledgeable team of Dallas foot surgeons can provide a comprehensive post-operative care which includes providing specific recovery guidelines, pain management, wound care instructions, and arranging for physical therapy as needed.

Why Choose The Services Of Our Dallas Foot Surgeon?

Expertise

Our Dallas foot surgeons are orthopedic surgeons esteemed for their knowledge and surgical skills, brings a profound understanding of foot anatomy and a history of successful outcomes. Their experience with complex foot conditions is unmatched.

Our foot treatment and surgery services are tailored to promote the well-being and optimal function of the foot. We provide specialized interventions like Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction, PTTD – Flat Feet Surgery, Achilles Tendon Repair, and Plantar Fasciitis Surgery. These offerings reflect our dedication to enhancing the overall health of our patients’ feet. 

Individualized Care

Recognizing that every patient is unique, our team tailors treatment plans to align with your specific condition, lifestyle, and health objectives. This personalized approach fosters quicker recovery and optimal results.

Advanced Techniques

We use the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures, to deliver optimal outcomes and expedite recovery times. By continuously refining our skills, we ensure our patients receive the best care possible.

Patient-Centered Approach

We empower our patients with information about their condition and treatment options, fostering active participation in their care. We provide clear information, answer questions, and address concerns, facilitating a collaborative relationship.

In our premier foot center, we strive to restore foot health and function, promoting a return to daily activities with increased comfort. We welcome you to explore our services and discover how we can assist you with better foot health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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We are wholeheartedly committed to restoring your mobility and improving your quality of life. Don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. Take the first step on your journey towards better foot health with us.

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