Revision - Reconstruction Surgery

Pancholi Foot and Ankle -  - Podiatrist

Meeta S. Pancholi, DPM, FACFAS, CWS

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Hazleton, PA & Palmerton, PA

Revision - Reconstruction Surgery
Revision or reconstruction surgery of complex foot and ankle issues takes a skilled hand. The doctors at Pancholi Foot & Ankle are specially trained in foot and ankle reconstruction, including revision surgery and repair of foot and ankle trauma. Patients from Lehigh Valley and Allentown can visit their offices in Hazleton or Palmerton, PA.

Revision - Reconstruction Surgery Q & A

by Meeta S. Pancholi, DPM, FACFAS, CWS

Reconstructive Foot Surgery

When Would Reconstructive Foot Surgery Be Necessary?

Revision or reconstruction surgery can correct a mistake made during a previous surgery if the initial surgery fails to solve the issue. For instance, if the nails or screws used to hold the bones of the foot or ankle together become damaged or loose, a revision or reconstruction surgery would be necessary. Patients may also seek reconstructive surgery if they experience a recurrence of pain or develop new symptoms such as:

  • The bunion surgery does not heal correctly or they are still in pain.
  • Ganglion cysts recur on the feet, even after surgical removal.
  • Too much bone was removed during surgery and it affects their comfort level and mobility.

What Conditions Can Reconstructive Surgery Help?

When non-invasive treatments have proved ineffective at treating the condition, reconstructive surgical procedures can address the issues patients are dealing with. Some of the conditions reconstructive surgery can help are:

  • Reducing foot and ankle pain
  • Preventing further deformity
  • Preventing disease
  • Regaining full function to feet and ankles
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Adult flatfoot reconstruction
  • Bunions
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Morton's Toe
  • Neuromas
  • Pediatric Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Tailor's Bunions
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

What Happens After Surgery?

Recovery time after revision or reconstructive surgery will depend on the condition being treated. Usually, patients can expect to be in a splint or cast for a minimum of two weeks. Following the removal of the splint or cast, the use of a brace, removable walking boot, or a cane will assist with weight bearing on the ankle. Strengthening of the foot or ankle would be performed with physical therapy methods. Full recovery time could be anywhere from six to twelve months. Follow up exams with the doctor will help facilitate recovery and make sure patients are on the right track.   

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