Foot Surgery Specialist

Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado

Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon & Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Colorado Springs, CO

If your foot pain doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, your podiatrist might recommend foot surgery. Thanks to modern technology, most foot surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques. Board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons Matthew Hinderland, DPM, and Jordan Cameron, DPM, at the Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado, proudly offer safe, effective foot surgery to people of all ages. To request your foot surgery consultation today, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool.

Foot Surgery Q & A

What is foot surgery?

Foot surgery is a type of orthopedic surgery used to diagnose, treat, and prevent problems that affect your feet. The providers at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado regularly perform foot surgery using safe, effective, minimally invasive means. 

Foot surgery works to limit pain, increase function, and improve mobility. It can also address problems caused by chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and prevent them from getting worse.  

Why would I need foot surgery?

You might need foot surgery if you have a foot-related health problem that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments such as custom made orthotics, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. 

If you regularly experience foot pain and you’ve tried various treatments to improve your symptoms, your podiatrist might recommend foot surgery as a last resort. 

Are there different types of foot surgery?

At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, the providers regularly perform several types of foot surgery, including:

Bunion surgery

Bunion surgery is a type of foot surgery used to address pain and discomfort caused by bunions. There are several types of bunion surgery, including osteotomy, arthrodesis, and exostectomy. Following bunion surgery, you wear a cast and get around using crutches.

Fusion surgery

Fusion surgery involves your podiatrist removing all of the cartilage from around a joint and fusing two bones together. This eases pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and other joint-related conditions. Depending on your symptoms, your podiatrist might recommend fusion with plates, pins, or screws.

Reconstructive surgery

If you suffer foot trauma or you have a congenital defect, your podiatrist might recommend reconstructive foot surgery. This type of foot surgery involves complex surgical repair to ease pain and prevent further deformity or disease. It also helps restore your mobility.

Ankle replacement surgery

If you have a serious case of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor might recommend ankle replacement surgery. This type of foot surgery involves your podiatrist removing a damaged or diseased joint and replacing it with a metal or ceramic prosthetic.

Am I a candidate for foot surgery?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for foot surgery, make an appointment at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado. 

Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, your podiatrist can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.

Don’t wait to learn more about foot surgery. Request a consultation at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.