As a general rule, surgery is considered to be a last resort in treatment. We will always address your foot or ankle problems with conservative care whenever we can. Sometimes, however, this is simply not possible.
When surgery is determined necessary, you will be in the hands of an accomplished surgeon at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group. Our staff has the training, experience, and skill.
Why Might You Undergo Foot or Ankle Surgery
There are several reasons we might recommend surgery.
In some instances, conservative care is not working. At other times, the condition is progressive—such as with bunions and hammertoes—and will continue to worsen if left unaddressed. There are also cases where surgery is necessary to restore normal foot function and/or relieve severe pain.
When treatment for an ankle injury is needed, we must consider the stability of the ankle before recommending surgery. Your mobility is the primary concern in this situation, and trying to save or re-establish your stability becomes essential.