Is stubborn foot or ankle pain pulling focus from everything that matters in your life? When a serious podiatric injury, disorder, or deformity negatively affects mobility, makes every step excruciating, and fails to respond to more conservative treatment methods, surgery may provide the best option for getting back on your feet. Fortunately, you've come to just the right place for high-level surgical podiatry care.
At New Mexico Foot & Ankle Institute, our exceptional podiatric surgeons incorporate the latest techniques and technology into our practice to provide our patients with the best possible experience. We know that needing surgery can be daunting—and we're here for you each and every step of the way. From working with you to find the right surgical approach, to making sure you thoroughly understand the procedure and recovery process, we're committed to ensuring that you feel confident in your care plan. Here are just a few examples of the wide-ranging surgical procedures our adept podiatrists perform.
Minimally-Invasive Bunion Surgery
Bunions can make walking or even wearing shoes painful, and while conservative treatments can try to make you more comfortable, they don't address the deformity itself. For years, traditional surgery was the only way to truly correct a bunion. Unfortunately, these procedures were not only painful, they often required a long period of recovery.
That's why New Mexico Foot & Ankle Institute is proud to be the Land of Enchantment's premier source of minimally-invasive surgery for bunions.
Minimally-invasive bunion surgery is performed using different tools and smaller incisions than traditional bunionectomies, which means less disruption to soft tissues, which translates to less pain during recovery. As a result, patients can often bear weight immediately and return to normal activities sooner. Is a bunion making your life miserable? Our podiatrists can help you determine if this procedure is right for you.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Our accomplished podiatric surgeons perform all manner of forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgeries. Examples include:
- Posterior tibialis tendon surgery. Overuse or an injury (such as a fall, dislocation, or break) can cause the tendon that runs down the back of your calf to tear or become inflamed. When this happens, it can also cause your arch to fall, leading to pain and swelling in your foot or ankle. We can perform a procedure to relieve symptoms and repair damage.
- Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction. Repeated ankle sprains and certain podiatric abnormalities (such as high arches or hindfoot varus) can cause one or more ligaments on the outside of the foot and ankle to weaken, resulting in chronic ankle instability. Our podiatrists can perform a procedure to tighten the affected ligaments.
- Ankle fusion. Conditions such as arthritis can wear away cartilage on the surface of bones, leading to inflammation, swelling, and pain. We can fuse two or more bones in the ankle to relieve severe pain and stiffness, and improve mobility.
- Achilles tendon repair surgery. Connecting the muscles in the back of the calf to the heel bone, the Achilles tendon can degenerate due to overuse, or tear or rupture due to an injury. Severe Achilles tendon issues can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness along the back of the heel. Our podiatric surgeons perform procedures that offer relief.
- Total Ankle Replacement. Whether caused by a prior injury, wear and tear (osteoarthritis), or an autoimmune disease that affects the joints (rheumatoid arthritis), advanced arthritis can cause severe pain, inflammation, and stiffness, as well as make walking difficult. We can remove the damaged ankle joint and replace it with an artificial implant, relieving pain and restoring ankle function.
Find Out What Our Excellent Podiatric Surgeons Can Do for You
Don't let a fear of surgery stand between you and better foot and ankle health. New Mexico Foot & Ankle Institute's knowledgeable and experienced podiatric surgeons provide the effective procedures and recovery support your feet and ankles need to thrive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.