Unlike some other doctors, we’re not big on rushing people into surgery. We pride ourselves on being able to treat most foot conditions non-surgically. If we believe your symptoms can be resolved through conservative means, then we’ll do everything we can to explore those options. We even offer MLS laser therapy and other advanced treatments that are often an effective alternative to surgery
However, sometimes surgery is either
Fortunately, while we consider surgery a last resort as a treatment option, we also work hard to stay current with the latest and procedures. If it must be done, our goal is to do it right.
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
The goal of reconstructive surgery is to realign the bones and anatomical structures within the feet and ankles in order to provide maximum restoration of function.
Each case is totally unique, even when the diagnoses are the same. Procedures, incision locations, and other details of the surgery will be customized based on your condition, needs, and goals.
Techniques used may include osteotomy (cutting and resetting bones), arthrodesis (fusing bones together), joint replacements, internal or external hardware, and more.
Examples of reconstructive surgery include:
- Bunion surgery
- Hammertoe surgery
- Diabetic foot (
- Flatfoot reconstruction
- Stabilization surgery for chronic ankle instability
- Revision surgery for conditions that have recurred despite previous treatment or surgery
- Total joint replacement surgery
How Do I Know if Surgery Is Right for Me?
Again, we’re not big on rushing people into surgery. Any elective procedure must be something that both the doctor and the patient feel comfortable with and ready for. That said, the following factors may indicate that a surgical procedure is warranted or recommended:
- Your foot condition is regularly interfering with your day-to-day lifestyle, either due to constant pain, mobility reduction, or both.
- You have tried conservative treatments and alternatives to surgery with no success.
Comprehensive Attention Isn’t Limited to the Operating Table
Surgery is not just an “event” that happens on a specific day in a specific place. The way you prepare yourself for surgery, and the way you care for yourself
At Canyon Foot & Ankle, we do everything we can to make sure your experience is a positive one, and that you have everything you need for a successful recovery. We always take the time necessary to answer your questions, explain your follow-up instructions thoroughly, and put you at ease. We also offer advanced therapies as an option, such as MLS therapy, that can increase the post-surgery healing rate and get you back up to speed sooner. Contact us to schedule your appointment by calling our office in Twin Falls at (208) 733-0436, or in Burley at (208) 678-2727.