Some foot and ankle injuries can be resolved with regenerative medicine or minimally invasive treatments, but more severe injuries may require surgery. At Chicagoland’s Center for Podiatric Medicine, the board-certified podiatrists can perform foot and ankle surgeries to get you back into the game as quickly as possible after an injury. To learn more about surgery options, schedule an appointment at one of the three Illinois offices in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Schaumburg, and Elmhurst, or the one other location in Highland, Indiana. Call the office nearest you or use the online booking feature.
The experienced podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Medicine perform thousands of surgical procedures each year, and stay up to date with the latest procedures, techniques, and equipment. They first recommend noninvasive, regenerative therapies to address your injury, but some conditions may require surgery, such as:
The podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Medicine undergo continuous education, allowing the practice to offer the latest evidence-based treatments available to address these common concerns.
At the Center for Podiatric Medicine, your podiatrist may recommend one of the following treatments for foot or ankle problems:
Regenerative medicine involves injections or stem cell grafts that enhance your body’s natural healing ability. Examples include PRP injections, amniotic membrane injections or grafts, and EPAT shockwave treatment.
Minimally invasive foot or ankle surgeries may consist of minor surgery requiring local anesthesia. Examples include wart or mole removal, soft tissue mass or cyst removal, ingrown toenail removal, and other surgeries that don’t require you to be put under general anesthesia.
Some foot and ankle surgeries are more extensive. For these surgeries, your podiatrist may recommend you receive light sedation or general anesthesia before the procedure. Examples include fractures or dislocations, bunions, hammertoes, tendon repair, flat foot reconstruction, joint clean-up or replacement, removal of bone spurs and excision of soft tissue and bone masses.
Your doctor lets you know what you can expect during foot or ankle surgery. The type of treatment and level of sedation depends on the severity of the injury. In most cases though, you can go home the day of your procedure.
If you require foot or ankle surgery and are seeking quality care from the most experienced board-certified foot and ankle surgeons in the Chicagoland area, make an appointment with the Center for Podiatric Medicine by phone or online today.