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Podiatric Surgery Specialist

Richmond Podiatry Associates

Podiatry & Diabetic Wound Care Specialists located in Staten Island, NY

When you suffer from a foot or ankle problem, podiatric surgery is often the best option for relieving your pain and restoring your mobility. At Richmond Podiatry Associates, team has extensive experience performing a wide range of surgical procedures. Located in the Eltingville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York, the practice offers some of the latest advances in comprehensive foot and ankle care. To find out if podiatric surgery is right for you, book your appointment by phone or online today.

Podiatric Surgery Q & A

What are some common foot and ankle problems that require podiatric surgery?

At Richmond Podiatry Associates, the team offers surgical treatment for a wide range of foot and ankle conditions including:

  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Torn ligaments
  • Deformities

Certain conditions like Achilles tendon rupture, complex fractures, and chronic ankle instability require surgical repair to restore normal physical function. During your visit, your doctor works with you to determine the most effective treatment for your condition.  

How do I know if I need surgery?

Not all foot and ankle problems require surgery. In fact, in most cases your doctor can treat your condition with nonsurgical care. Your doctor may recommend surgery if your condition causes severe pain or disability or if your condition doesn’t respond to conservative treatment. 

What procedures are available?

The foot and ankle specialists at Richmond Podiatry Associates have experience performing a number of procedures including:

Bunion surgery

A bunion is a type of deformity that causes a bump to develop at the base of your toe. Although bunions can typically be managed with conservative care, when the condition becomes painful and interferes with your ability to walk or wear normal footwear, you may require bunion surgery. The goal of bunion surgery is to eliminate your pain and realign the bones and soft tissue in your foot. 

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction

If you suffer from chronic ankle instability, your doctor may recommend lateral ankle ligament reconstruction. During this procedure, your doctor tightens one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. Chronic ankle instability is typically caused by repeated ankle sprains or deformities that weaken the ligaments in your ankle. 

Achilles tendon repair

Achilles tendon repair is a procedure that addresses a severely stretched or torn Achilles tendon. Your Achilles tendon can stretch or rupture as a result of a sudden injury or repeated stress. 

During the procedure, your doctor removes the damaged parts of your tendon and then stitches it back together. In some cases, your doctor may replace your damaged tendon with tissue from another area in your foot. 

The team offers a number of additional procedures including hammertoe surgery, ankle fusion, and joint repair. In many cases, your doctor can perform your surgery using minimally invasive methods. 

What is the aftercare for podiatric surgery?

Recovery and aftercare depend on your condition as well as the type of procedure you undergo. Before your surgery, your doctor discusses what you should expect after your procedure as well as the steps you’ll need to take to ensure a successful recovery. 

In some cases, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to help you regain your strength and stability. To learn more about podiatric surgery, book an appointment at Richmond Podiatry Associates by phone or online today.