Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery seeks to relieve the pain and discomfort caused by injury, congenital abnormalities, infection, arthritis, and even improper, narrow footwear. It also aims to restore or improve function and stability. Reconstructive surgical procedures are complex and can involve repairing or transferring tendons, implanting joints, removing tumors, and cutting, grafting, or fusing bone. During reconstruction, internal and external fixation devices—including pins, screws, staples, and wires—as well as casts may be used for repair and stabilization.