Foot And Ankle Reconstruction

Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Albuquerque, NM, Rio Rancho, NM, South Valley, NM, Edgewood, NM & Grants, NM

Severe or persistent foot and ankle problems may require reconstructive surgery. The board-certified surgeons at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico perform foot and ankle reconstruction at five locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, South Valley, Edgewood, and Grants, New Mexico. If you think you may need foot or ankle reconstruction, call your nearest office, or schedule an appointment online today.

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Q & A

What is foot and ankle reconstruction?

Foot and ankle reconstruction involves surgical treatment of foot and ankle problems. Also called reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, the goal of treatment is to improve foot and ankle function and relieve pain. 

All the physicians at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico are board-certified in podiatric medicine and foot and ankle surgery. 

When is foot and ankle reconstruction necessary?

The team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico takes a conservative approach to treatment and always considers nonsurgical options first. 

However, if nonsurgical options are ineffective, or if you’re suffering from severe foot pain and mobility restrictions, reconstructive foot or ankle surgery may be necessary. 

Foot and ankle reconstruction can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes and mallet toes
  • Flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Neuromas
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Though surgery is usually the last resort, it’s often the most effective treatment for these conditions. Sometimes, a previous foot or ankle surgery fails and you may need another surgical procedure to fix the problem. 

What should I expect from foot and ankle reconstruction?

First, the team at Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico carefully evaluates your condition to determine whether you’re a good candidate for foot or ankle reconstruction. They review your medical history and perform a physical exam. 

They may also take on-site diagnostic tests, such as an X-ray or ultrasound, to better assess your condition. They use these tests to develop an individualized preoperative plan. 

The details of foot and ankle reconstruction vary based on your specific condition. Your surgeon spends as much time as needed to explain the risks and benefits of your procedure, as well as the amount of time involved for surgery.

All types of foot and ankle reconstruction involve postoperative rehabilitation and physical therapy for recovery. This helps you regain strength and function in your foot and ankle so you can return to normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. 

For advanced care in foot and ankle reconstruction, call Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Mexico or book an appointment online today.