Foot surgery

Your feet help you to move around, and for some they can be beauty accessories too. But, they undergo daily shocks that contribute to the appearance of diseases or deformations.

Particularly vulnerable, feet and ankles support a significant weight as they need to balance the whole body!

It is important to understand that sometimes pain from other parts of the body – most often in the back, hips or knees – is closely related to your feet.
Small impacts can also cause trauma such as sprains or fractures. Bunions, calluses, deformities, or other pathologies can also occur as a result of wearing tight shoes, heels, with or without soles, running, etc. In short, there are many sources and causes of foot pathologies with a greater or lesser impact on your body’s balance. Yet many people do not declare them until the pain becomes unbearable.

It is essential to treat your pathologies and traumas quickly in order to avoid more or less serious complications in the long term.

Foot & ankle

Some examples of foot and ankle pathologies and traumas

Osteoarthritis lesions


Fractures


Inflammatory rheumatism


Rheumatoid arthritis


Sprain


Toe pathologies

Morton’s disease


Hallux Valgus


Hallux Rigidus


Bending and deformity of toes


Claw toe


Hammer toe


Nail pathologies

Nail fungus or Onychomycosis


Ingrown nails


Surgical treatment of some pathologies

To treat some of the mentioned pathologies or traumas to the foot and ankle, it is often necessary to resort to surgical interventions. It is important to understand that not all the pathologies mentioned above require surgery.

In cases where surgical intervention is necessary, there are three possible techniques.

As foot surgery is evolving, several types of operations are possible. The proper procedure is selected by the physician according to several criteria such as the evolution and stage of the pathology, the size of the operation area, the purpose of the surgery, the length of hospitalization, the speed of recovery, the possibility of complications, and many other criteria. Indeed, each case can be unique and may need different methods. In any case, there are few differences between the methods. One procedure should not be criticized compared to another.

View our sections and operating techniques for the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies:

Conventional Surgery

Conventional surgery is the most common and widespread technique for an operation. It is characterized by the incision and the opening of the skin in order to provide good visibility and easy access to the area or areas to be treated. Conventional surgery is adaptable, reproducible, and reliable. It remains an essential part of surgery thanks to the good visibility it provides on the area to be treated, and to its years of practice and recognition in the medical world.

Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Surgery

Percutaneous minimally invasive surgery is recognized for its aesthetic appeal and its less aggressive effects on the body. Indeed, this surgery reduces the healing area by introducing instruments equipped with cameras to observe the area to be treated. An instrument called an endoscope is introduced, either through a natural orifice of the body (mouth or anus), or through a small incision of a few millimeters on the skin.
The surgical instruments are then introduced through small incisions to operate on the area.
Therefore, there is no direct visual inspection, but a televised radiographic retransmission is used.
For the operation, surgeons use methods to distend the muscles instead of cutting them to facilitate access to the operating area.
This therefore reduces blood loss, postoperative pain, the frequency of infections and the duration of recovery.