At Eugene Foot and Ankle, our goal is to always resolve your foot and ankle pain through conservative treatment methods first. We will do everything in our power to restore health to your feet and ankles without using surgical measures.
However, the reality is that there are times when surgery is necessary to provide the relief you need and deserve.
It could be the case that conservative remedies just haven’t gotten you the results you are looking for, or maybe your condition has become severe enough that a more aggressive approach is your best option to regain a healthy, active, pain-free lifestyle.
The bottom line is that your feet are keeping you from doing the things you love most, and you need a solution now!
The good news is a variety of foot surgeries exist, many of which can be performed right here in our office as an outpatient basis with local anesthesia. What’s more, Dr. Michael McCourt has extensive knowledge and experience in foot and ankle surgery, and he can provide you the expert surgical treatment you need.
What Foot and Ankle Surgeries Do We Provide?
Some of the most common surgical procedures we perform in our office include:
- Reconstructive surgery. This type of surgery is typically used to realign bones, ligaments, tendons and joints to reduce pain and restore full, healthy function to the feet and ankles. Reconstructive surgery can address symptoms from failed previous surgeries and contractures, or traumas.
- Nerve surgery. This type of surgery is typically used to release nerves that have become pinched or compressed. Usually these are symptoms of neuromas and peripheral neuropathy (though we also use surgery to address other conditions affecting the nerves, as well).
- Tendon surgery. This type of surgery is typically used to repair ruptures. In fact, this method often leads to a better outcome than simply immobilizing the area of concern. However, tendon surgery is also used to lengthen, shorten, or transfer the tendon to improve overall function and relieve symptoms.
- Toenail surgery. This type of surgery is typically used to address symptoms of an ingrown toenail. It is a relatively simple and quick procedure where the toenail is either partially or fully removed. Though toenail surgery can also be used to treat severe fungal infections or lacerations.
- Diagnostic surgery. This type of surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is used to better diagnose and treat problems inside the joint. We may recommend this procedure if we suspect there is an inflammation, injury, or damage in the ankle or other joint in the foot.
- Trauma care. If you suffer an injury as the result of an athletic accident or other similar traumatic event, Dr. McCourt can provide emergency care to repair the damage.
In fact, Dr. McCourt is board certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and an associate of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. When you come visit our office looking for foot and ankle care, you can find comfort knowing that you are in good hands.
Providing you with the best foot and ankle care possible doesn’t end after we have completed your surgery and sent you home to recover. Our team of experts go beyond to ensure that your recovery process goes well and that you are back on your feet quickly and safely.
For this to happen, surgeon and patient need to collaborate efficiently. The better you are able to follow Dr. McCourt’s post-operative instructions, the better your recovery will be and the sooner you will be able to get back to doing the things you enjoy.
These post-operative instructions will, of course, depend on the type and location of your surgery, as well as your general health status and other important factors. But, in most cases, a period of limited or no weight bearing may be required immediately after surgery. If necessary, you will be provided with crutches, a knee scooter, or other tools that might help you maintain mobility without putting pressure on the area.
The same can be said about recovery time. It will greatly depend on your specific situation. Dr. McCourt will discuss what that looks like for you when you return for follow-up appointments. It’s important to always follow these timetables very closely; failure to do so can cause a reoccurrence of the injury or delay the healing process.
Get Expert Surgical Care at Eugene Foot and Ankle
If you are suffering from a foot or ankle injury, deformity, or other painful condition, don’t hesitate to contact the Eugene Foot and Ankle in Oregon today! We can help you determine if there are any conservative alternatives to surgery that may be appropriate for your situation, as well as provide whatever care you need—surgical or otherwise.
To schedule an appointment, call us at (541) 683-3351, or simply fill out our online contact form.
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