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Foot Surgery Specialist

Chicagoland Foot and Ankle

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists & Surgeons located in Beverly/Mt. Greenwood, Portage Park Chicago, IL & Orland Park, IL & New Lenox, IL

If you suffer from significant pain, damage, or dysfunction to your foot, your podiatrist may suggest foot surgery. At Chicagoland Foot and Ankle, with locations in the Beverly/Mt. Greenwood and Portage Park areas of Chicago, as well as Orland Park and New Lenox, Illinois, the team offers a wide range of safe and effective foot procedures. The team works with each patient to develop the most effective treatment plan. To learn more about foot surgery, book your appointment online or call one of the offices today.

Foot Surgery Q&A

What are the different types of foot surgery?

At Chicagoland Foot and Ankle, the team uses foot surgery to address a wide range of conditions like torn tendons, fractures, and deformities. The goal of foot surgery is to correct the damaged structures in your feet and restore your mobility. 

The team offers a wide range of safe and effective procedures, including:

Achilles tendon repair

An Achilles tendon repair is a common procedure that your podiatrist may recommend if you experience a torn Achilles tendon. Also known as an Achilles tendon rupture, a torn Achilles tendon can affect your ability to walk properly. 

During the procedure, your podiatrist attaches the torn pieces of your Achilles tendon to restore stability and prevent the injury from recurring. 

Fracture repair

If you suffer from a broken bone, your podiatrist may perform surgery to repair your fracture. Also called open reduction and external fixation (ORIF), your podiatrist repositions your broken bone and uses rods, pins, and screws to keep the pieces in place. 

If non-surgical conservative methods are ineffective or inappropriate for your fracture, your podiatrist may recommend ORIF. 

Hammertoe surgery

If you suffer from a painful or rigid hammertoe, your podiatrist may suggest surgery. The most common type of surgery for hammertoe is proximal interphalangeal joint fusion. 

During this procedure, your podiatrist straightens your affected toes by permanently fusing your bones together. 

Chicagoland Foot and Ankle also offers surgical treatment for conditions like bunions, flat feet, and plantar fasciitis. If you suffer from a foot problem, the team can determine if foot surgery is right for you. 

How do I know if I need foot surgery?

At Chicagoland Foot and Ankle, your podiatrist works with you to develop the most effective treatment plan for your condition. To determine if foot surgery is right for you, they perform a thorough examination, including a physical exam and review of your medical history. 

In many cases, your podiatrist also performs a foot and ankle X-ray to develop detailed images of your foot structure. The X-ray is a very useful diagnostic tool that allows them to determine the severity of your condition and plan your surgical treatment. 

What should I expect from foot surgery recovery?

Recovery depends on the type of surgery you undergo. In many cases, the specialists at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle can perform foot surgery using minimally invasive techniques, which reduces the time it takes you to recover.

After your procedure, your podiatrist may recommend physical therapy to help you regain your strength and stability. The team is committed to helping each patient achieve a speedy and successful recovery. 

To find out if foot surgery is right for your condition, book your appointment by phone or online today at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle.