Relieve the Pain of Arthritis
Pain from arthritis comes from the loss of cartilage between the joints. As symptoms get worse, increasing stiffness or deformity of the joitn may occur. Surgical options to alleviate pain may consist of cheilectomy (removing the bump), interposing tissue or implant in the joint, fusion of the joint or replacement of the joint.
Realign deformity of the foot
Common deformities of the feet can be buions, hammer toes or flat feet. Problems occur when shoes or inserts are no longer accomodating the deformity. Deformity correction consists of osteotomies (cuts to the bone), transfer of tendons to restore function or sometimes fusion of the joint to reposition the foot.
Repair of Degenerative tendons or torn ligaments
Common sites of degenerative tendons occur at the ankle and can cause pain or deformity. When tears to ligmaments do not heal on there own, ongoing pain or instability may occur. Repair of the tendons can consist of debridement or reconstruction. Depending on the location of ligament tears, repair or reconstruction of the tendons can be performed. Fusion of joints may be required when reconstruction of certain joints is not achievable .