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Category: SURGERY

Forefoot Surgery SURGERY

Transmetatarsal Amputation: What Is an Amputation of the Transmetatarsal Bones?

In this article, you’ll learn about what you can expect when undergoing a transmetatarsal amputation, the recovery process, and the risks and benefits of the procedure.  What Is a Transmetatarsal Amputation? A transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is a partial foot amputation. The term “trans” means “across”. Thus transmetatarsal amputation means amputation performed “across the metatarsals”.  The…

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Forefoot Surgery SURGERY

Toe Amputation Surgery- What to Expect

If you have diabetes with a bone infection in the toe, your doctor may suggest a toe amputation. However, toe amputations may also be needed if you have a severe hammertoe deformity with dislocation that causes chronic pain.  There are different kinds of toe amputations, including partial toe amputations, full toe amputations, and partial ray…

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Rearfoot Surgery SURGERY

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery- What to Expect

If you have chronic plantar fasciitis that has not responded to conservative therapy, your doctor may recommend surgery for plantar fasciitis.  A plantar fasciotomy surgery is a procedure that involves cutting a portion of the plantar fascia, thus relieving pain.  The plantar fascia is the thick ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot. The plantar…

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Forefoot Surgery SURGERY

Metatarsal Fracture Surgery- What to Expect

The metatarsal bone is the long bone that connects the toes to the midfoot bones. Acute metatarsal fractures can occur from injuries such as tripping, falling from a height, and motor vehicle accidents. Metatarsal stress fractures occur from repetitive stress on the metatarsal bone from activities such as running and dancing. If the metatarsal fracture is…

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Rearfoot Surgery SURGERY

Flatfoot reconstruction Surgery- What To Expect

Although having flat feet is usually harmless, some people may experience pain from their flat foot structure. This is especially true if one foot is significantly flatter than the other and is taking on more pressure. Flatfoot reconstruction surgery is a type of surgery that is done to correct the structure of the foot so…

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Forefoot Surgery SURGERY

Hammertoe Surgery- What To Expect

A hammertoe is a deformity that causes the toe to bend downward, causing it to resemble a hammer. Hammertoes develop as a result of genetics but can become worse after wearing improper shoe gear that causes the toes to crowd in the shoes. In most cases, hammertoes are not painful. However, in some cases, they…

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Forefoot Surgery SURGERY

Bunion Surgery of the Foot- A Simple Treatment Guide

Bunions can be painful, causing the need for repair. This article presents a thorough treatment guide for bunions. Covering a variety of topics, from the identification and causes of bunions to the surgical procedures and their recovery timelines, this guide offers a deep-dive into the world of bunion surgery.  It also answers important questions regarding…

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