When it is absolutely necessary, and we have exhausted all other options, our Medford, OR podiatric team can provide the effective foot surgery you need. The good news is that we’re able to successfully handle most of your lower limb issues with nonsurgical care.
With regards to the more common lower limb surgeries we perform, we are looking at issues like bunions and hammertoes. Now, we do sometimes recommend flatfoot reconstruction surgery, but this tends to be quite rare. When it is our recommended course of action, though, you can find peace of mind in knowing that our team has the right mix of skills, knowledge, and experience to provide the treatment you need!
You can also rest assured knowing that our doctors at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle do not recommend surgical procedures when there are other available options. For the majority of patients who have flat feet, a combination of methods that can include rest, stretching, and custom orthotics is often able to address common flatfoot symptoms like arch pain, feet that are easily fatigued, and difficulty performing daily and favorite activities.
Whereas the majority of flatfoot cases are resolved effectively with conservative measures, there are certainly instances when surgery is the best course of treatment. This is especially true if you have been having severe pain and difficulty as a result of the condition. In a case like this, we start by evaluating your foot arches and using diagnostic imaging to create a potential surgical plan. Naturally, we will discuss this together. This gives you the opportunity to learn about what we propose to do and ask any questions you might have.
Depending on various factors, we may elect to use either a regional or general anesthesia. This is something that will come up in our initial conversation. No matter if we opt for regional or general, you should know we are making the choice with both your comfort and safety in mind. Our goal is always to resolve your problem in the safest, most pain-free way possible!
There are several different procedures that can potentially be used to reconstruct a flat foot. The specific course of surgical reconstruction will depend on an array of variables that can be unique to you. No matter which procedure(s) we use to fix your foot arches, the end result is improved mobility and relief from the pain you’ve been experiencing.
Some surgeries require a lengthy hospital stay, but this is generally not the case with a flatfoot reconstruction. At the very most, you may need to stay overnight. It is considerably more likely that you will simply go home on the day of your procedure, though. This means it is important to make sure you a have a ride home arranged beforehand.
If you would like additional information about any facet of flatfoot care—either surgical or conservative—simply give Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle a call at (541) 776-3338. Our staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have and help set you up with an appointment that works best for you.