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Foot Surgery and Procedures

Foot and ankle surgery is a sub-specialty of orthopedics and podiatry that deals with the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the foot

Step Ahead Foot Surgery

Dr. Patel is a registered member of the College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta. With surgical privileges at the Alberta Surgical Centre and a private certified surgical suite, almost all surgical procedures of the foot can be accomplished with minimal delay under local or full anesthesia.

In most cases, foot and ankle surgery can be performed on a same-day outpatient basis.

  • Neuroma
  • Exostectomy
  • Cyst removal
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Stiff toe joint (hallux limitus/rigidus)

  


Arthrodesis

1st MTP Arthrodesis OPEN APPROACH

  • 16 MTP fusion plate designs with compression slots
  • 0, 5, 10 degree Dorsiflexion for Primary Fusions
  • 2 plates for revision procedures - Revision and Revision Long

 

Alternative Solution:

  • Type II anodized option for better material strength in fatigue
  • Inter-fragmentary screw through the plate option
  • 1.25mm profile offering dynamic, mechanical compression

Arthroplasty

1st MTP Replacement OPEN APPROACH

  • Flexible design made from inert, silicon elastomer with a long proximal and a shorter distal stem
  • Implant is a dynamic spacer to preserve proper joint space and alignment while early motion is started
  • Press-fit titanium grommets distribute load between the implant and poor bone quality

Alternative Solution:

  • Oval shape matches the head anatomy and covers exposed bone and offers better distribution of forces
  • Plasma spray titanium coated for osseointegration
  • Instrumentation eliminates angular variables in metatarsal shaft by placing implant parallel to the long axis of the foot

Frequently Asked Questions About Foot Surgery

Some of the most common foot surgery questions. 

Unfortunately there is no one shoe fits all solution, and to properly answer your question we require a consultation to assess your particular challenge. There are various factors that come into consideration when discussing surgery possibilities, such as trauma to your particular feet, age, health, and progression/stage of your ailment, these all come into play when determining the best course of action. If you have any or other question please contact us for more information.

Do I need to have surgery? 

What would happen if I wait six months? One year?

What complications can occur with this kind of surgery?

How many of these surgeries have you done?

What is the expected recovery time?

How many days, or will I be in the Hospital/clinic after surgery?

Will I have physical therapy? If so, how often and for how long?

How soon will I be able to walk after surgery?

Will I need crutches or a walker? If so, for how long?

How soon will I be able to climb stairs after surgery?

When can I shower after surgery?

How soon will I be able to resume normal lifestyle activities (e.g., work, sports, housework)?

Are there lifting limits?

What are the potential risks of this surgery?