Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center
Surgery Center located in Philadelphia, PA
From a fractured ankle to ingrown toenails, foot and ankle problems stop you from enjoying the activities you enjoy most. The surgical team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is committed to getting you back on your feet as soon as possible. That’s why they offer a myriad of foot and ankle procedures for adults and adolescents alike. Schedule a foot surgery consultation with the team by calling Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center.
Foot Surgery Q&A
What is foot surgery?
Foot surgery refers to any type of procedure that affects the foot and ankle.
Foot and ankle problems are especially difficult to deal with, as a seemingly small concern like heel pain can affect your gait and posture. Over time, these problems worsen, leading to stress on the knees and hips.
Which conditions require foot surgery?
The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center treats an array of conditions at their office, including:
A hammertoe is a toe that bends uncomfortably at the middle joint. This is typically the result of wearing shoes that are too tight or heels.
Bunions are lumps of bone that develop near the base of your big toe. Like hammertoes, bunions often develop when you wear shoes that are too tight or narrow.
The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that stretches from your heel to your toes. When this band stretches too far, typically due to overuse, it can cause plantar fasciitis — debilitating heel pain.
A heel spur is a bony bump that causes pain and discomfort in the heel bone. These can develop when you wear ill-fitting shoes.
If you roll or bend your ankle in an awkward way, it can cause pain, swelling, bruising, or instability in the foot and ankle.
If the corner of your toenail begins growing into your skin, it can lead to an ingrown toenail. Without proper care, this may cause redness, pain, or swelling in your toe.
Diabetic foot ulcer
A diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound that can develop on your foot due to poor circulation or uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
What are the different types of foot surgery?
Whether you have an ingrown toenail or chronic heel pain, the team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center offers many surgical procedures to treat your condition:
There are several types of bunion surgery, depending on the size and location of your bunion. The team can either straighten the joint at the base of your toe or remove the bunion altogether.
To correct a hammertoe, the team can perform one of two procedures: an arthroplasty or an arthrodesis. During an arthroplasty, the team removes the damaged joint in your toe to restore flexibility, while an arthrodesis fuses the joint to the adjacent bones.
Arthritis refers to joint inflammation that develops due to the degeneration of cartilage. When the cartilage in your joints deteriorates, your bones can start rubbing together. Not only is arthritis painful, but it can also impair your mobility. Fusion surgery fuses the bones together, so they no longer cause pain.
Schedule an appointment with Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center by calling the office.