Podiatric Surgeons specialize in foot and ankle surgery. They are the surgical specialists of the podiatric profession. Foot and ankle surgeons provide complete medical and surgical care for a variety of problems that affect people of every age. Podiatric procedures perfomed at the Ingalls Same Day Surgery include:
Arthroscopy literally means looking into a joint with a scope. Arthroscopy of the ankle is usually done after an injury which is failing to heal and where there is evidence of damage to the ligaments, lining, or surfaces of the ankle.
This operation is performed through a small incision on the side of the foot immediately over the area of the bunion. Once the skin is opened the bump is removed using a special surgical saw or chisel. The bone is smoothed and the skin incision is closed with small stitches.
Neuromas are tissue cysts that cause pressure and pain and often need surgical removal.
Hammer Toe Correction
This operation is performed to correct toes that have malformed due to congenital or arthritic conditions.