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Foot And Ankle Surgery in Kanpur

Foot And Ankle Surgery:

In foot and ankle surgery, the regional blockade of the sciatic may offer the patient a greater degree of comfort for an extended duration owing to the more comprehensive block of all the nerves in the corresponding area, and usually, only one injection is required by an orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor).

Common types of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Conditions or problems that may need surgery include bunions and hammer toes, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendon disorders, and plantar fasciitis.

Bunions

Bunions are bony lumps that develop on the side of the foot and at the base of your big toe. They result from hallux valgus, which causes your big toe joint to bend towards the other toes and become deformed. If symptoms persist over a long period, your toe may need surgery. This involves straightening your big toe and metatarsals, a process known as osteotomy. Although this may make the joint stiffer, it is used to ease the pain.

Most surgery can be performed as a day case and it usually takes up to an hour. Your foot will be bandaged, and you’ll need to wear a Velcro surgical shoe for four to six weeks afterward.

If your bunion has been caused by rheumatoid arthritis, you might also develop rheumatoid nodules. These firm, pea-sized lumps can occur at pressure points such as in your big toe joints, the back of your heels, or on your toes, but they can be surgically removed by an orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (bones doctor).

Sometimes swellings or bursae on the joints in your feet are also called bunions, but these aren’t the same as bunions caused by hallux valgus, and they don’t need surgery.

Hammer toes

As well as bunions, hallux valgus can also cause the other toes to become clawed or permanently bent. This condition is known as hammer toes. Damage caused by hammer toes can be treated by:

Arthroplasty

It removes the deformed joint between your toe bones (phalanges), which leaves the joint flexible

Arthrodesis – fusing your phalanges, which leaves your toe more stable but means you’ll only be able to wear flat shoes after the operation.

Both procedures are performed as day cases and last about an hour. Your stitches will be removed about two to three weeks after surgery, and you’ll need another dressing for two to six weeks after that. You should limit how much you walk for the first three days after the surgery.

Metatarsal

The joints in the forefoot can be damaged by inflammation of the lining of the joint (synovitis) in some forms of arthritis, for instance, rheumatoid arthritis. These small joints are known as the metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJs), and they can become dislocated when damaged by arthritis. The pain and discomfort this causes are sometimes described as feeling like you’re walking on pebbles.

If your symptoms are severe and can’t be controlled by other treatments, you may need surgery. The exact surgical treatment and the follow-up you’ll need will depend on how severe the problem is. Still, often, surgery to your big toe and removal of the heads of your MTPJs is carried out to make your foot more comfortable and walking more accessible. Your orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) can give you more information before the operation.

Ankle arthritis

Ankle arthritis is usually caused by osteoarthritis. This is where the cartilage covering the ends of the bones gradually roughens and becomes thin, and the bone underneath thickens.

It can also be caused by damage from other rheumatic problems, for example, if you have rheumatoid arthritis or if you’ve had a previous injury to the area. This leads to pain, swelling, and occasional deformity of your joint. You might need surgery if your symptoms are severe. There are three surgical options:

Ankle fusion

Ankle fusion procedures involve removing the damaged ankle joint and fusing your talus bone to your tibia to form a stiff but pain-free ankle. Your foot is connected at a right angle to your leg, in the position it would be if you were standing up. Your bones are held together using screws, and new bone grows across, creating one bone where there were two. It usually takes between 12–14 weeks for the fusion to be complete, and your bone continues to become stronger after this.

In some cases, this treatment can be performed using keyhole surgery, which means it can be done through a small cut so your joint doesn’t have to be opened up. This treatments takes between one and two hours.

After surgery, you’ll have to wear a cast for 6–12 weeks, depending on your situation. You should be able to wear regular shoes after the cast is removed, although some alterations are occasionally needed. It should be easier to walk normally or even more comfortably than you did before surgery if your other joints aren’t affected by arthritis, but running isn’t recommended by an orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Raghvendra Jaiswal, The Best Orthopedic Doctor In Kanpur

What conditions can be treated with foot and ankle surgery? ?

Foot and ankle surgery addresses various conditions like fractures, bunions, arthritis, tendon injuries, and deformities affecting these areas.

How do I know if I need foot and ankle surgery?

Severe pain, limited mobility, persistent swelling, or deformities are signs that might warrant surgical intervention. Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeons (bones doctor) helps in determining the best course of action.

What should I expect during recovery after surgery?

Recovery varies based on the procedure. It involves post-operative care, physical therapy, and gradual rehabilitation to regain strength and mobility.

Are foot and ankle surgeries safe?

When performed by an experienced orthopedic doctor in Kanpur, foot and ankle surgeries are generally safe. Risks and benefits are discussed thoroughly before the procedure.

How long is the recovery period for foot and ankle surgeries?

Recovery times differ depending on the surgery. Some procedures may require weeks of rest and rehabilitation, while others might have shorter recovery periods.

Do foot and ankle surgeries require hospitalization?

Some procedures may be outpatient, while others might require a short hospital stay. The duration varies based on the complexity of the surgery.

Can foot and ankle surgeries be performed using minimally invasive techniques?

Yes, many foot and ankle surgeries can be done using minimally invasive techniques, leading to smaller incisions, reduced scarring, and quicker recovery.

What qualifications should I look for in an orthopedic doctor in Kanpur (haddi ke doctor) for foot and ankle surgeries?

Look for orthopaedic surgeons specializing in orthopedics (bones doctor) with specific expertise in foot and ankle procedures and a track record of successful surgeries.

Are there non-surgical options for foot and ankle conditions?

Yes, some conditions may be managed with non-surgical treatments like physical therapy, medications, orthotics, or injections before considering surgery.

What makes your clinic the best choice for foot and ankle surgeries in Kanpur?

Our clinic boasts highly skilled orthopaedic surgeons (haddi ke doctor) specializing in foot and ankle procedures, providing comprehensive care, utilizing advanced techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Dr. Raghvendra Jaiswal has a rich experience in training house surgeons. He is trained in Computer Assisted Surgery(CAS). Dr. Raghvendra Jaiswa is one of Kanpur’s most experienced orthopaedic surgeons.

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