Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery services offered in Sugar Land, TX
Most foot and ankle problems improve with rest and conservative treatment, but reconstructive foot and ankle surgery might be necessary if you break a bone or dislocate a joint. At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, double board-certified podiatrist Marco Vargas, DPM, has more than 20 years of experience performing reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. To make an appointment, call our office in Sugar Land, Texas, or book online today.
What is reconstructive foot & ankle Surgery?
What are some examples of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?
At Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, Dr. Vargas offers several types of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including:
- Posterior tibialis tendon surgery
- Achilles tendon repair surgery
- Ankle replacement surgery
- Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction
- Bunion surgery
Dr. Vargas also performs ankle fusion surgery to relieve pain caused by ankle instability.
How do I prepare for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?
Before recommending reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Vargas performs a preoperative exam.
During the exam, inform Dr. Vargas of the prescription medication, supplements, and vitamins you take and any underlying medical issues like diabetes or high blood pressure. These conditions won’t prevent you from undergoing surgery, but they may increase the risk of complications, so Dr. Vargas must be aware.
Dr. Vargas might ask you to avoid eating, drinking, or taking medication at least 12 hours prior to your operation.
What happens during reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?
Dr. Vargas performs reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at a nearby hospital or surgical facility.
Before the procedure begins, he administers general anesthesia into a vein in your arm, putting you to sleep. Once you’re comfortable, Dr. Vargas makes a series of small incisions near your foot or ankle and uses special tools to remove diseased or damaged tissue and make repairs.
After finishing the surgery, Dr. Vargas closes your incisions and moves you to a recovery room for observation. You might need to stay in the hospital for several days, depending on the procedure you have.
What can I expect after reconstructive foot and ankle surgery?
After reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, it’s normal to experience pain, swelling, and bruising. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, and take your medication as prescribed. Once your foot or ankle begins healing, you enroll in physical therapy. Physical therapy teaches you stretches and strengthening exercises that promote healing and recovery.
To see if you’re a candidate for reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, make an appointment at Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling our office or booking online today.
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