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 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:
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:
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.
The world of health insurance can be confusing. While we accept most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid PA, we will work to verify your benefits so that you have a clear picture of what your treatment will end up costing you. We understand the ins and outs of health insurance and want to make sure that there are no surprises! If your insurance provider is one of the following, please call our office to schedule your appointment: Amerihealth, Gateway, Geisinger, and Medicaid This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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