Foot and Ankle Surgery
When an injury or disease renders your foot or ankle unable to withstand daily pressure and use, it affects just about every aspect of your life. At Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, we’re proud to have a team of gifted sports medicine specialists and orthopaedic surgeons on hand to provide the best possible foot care to our patients. We’re with you every step of the way, from diagnosis and treatment to occupational and physical therapy.
The foot is made up of many small bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. When even one of those components is damaged either from injury or medical condition, you feel the repercussions.
Conditions That May Require Surgery
Foot and ankle conditions that could necessitate surgical intervention include:
- Arthritis – Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can lead to the need for an ankle joint replacement. Typically, arthritis causes pain and a loss of mobility due to the cartilage within the joint breaking down.
- Fracture – Because of the high number of small bones in the foot and ankle joint, sustaining a fracture in one of the bones is fairly common. If the fractured bone has fragmented into multiple pieces, surgery might be necessary.
- Ruptured or torn tendons – If a tendon in your foot or ankle is torn, surgery could be needed to reconnect the tendon.
- Deformity – There are a number of foot deformities that may require surgery to mend properly, including:
At Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, our team of orthopaedic specialists will work with you to determine whether surgery is the right course of action. Our facilities utilize state-of-the-art surgical equipment to help reduce the impact surgery has on the body and improve recovery time.
We always opt first for non-surgical treatments when we can. Our ultimate goal is to get you back on your feet doing the activities you love as quickly as possible.
If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, you may request an appointment online or give us a call at 904-825-0450.