Reconstructive Surgery

MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Glendale, CA & Palmdale, CA

The daily stress placed on your feet can turn any type of foot or ankle condition into a serious structural problem that may need reconstructive surgery. The board-certified podiatrists at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists always begin your treatment with the most appropriate conservative therapy, but they’re also experts in reconstructive surgery. Whether you need a ligament repair or complex surgery to correct multiple structural problems, the team stands ready to help. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Glendale or Palmdale, California, or book online today.

Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery is an advanced procedure to correct or repair the structures in your foot and restore function that was lost due to an injury or podiatric condition. In addition to allowing you to walk without pain, reconstructive surgery restores stability in your foot and ankle, corrects balance and gait problems, and in some cases, improves the appearance of your foot.

When would I need reconstructive surgery?

The team at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists initially treats most foot conditions with nonsurgical therapies. However, advanced conditions may not improve enough with conservative care. 

Additionally, repetitive movement and intense pressure aggravate foot problems, pushing them to a stage where the only option is surgical reconstruction.

You may need reconstructive surgery for conditions such as:

  • Adult flatfoot
  • Pediatric flatfoot
  • Clubfoot
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Claw toe
  • Drop foot
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Torn ligaments
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Complex fractures
  • Limb salvage surgery
  • Chronic ankle instability

An acute injury like a fracture usually needs immediate surgery. Long-lasting foot conditions tend to get gradually worse. Your best chance for avoiding reconstructive surgery is knowing when to seek help.

When should I see a podiatrist for foot problems?

Most foot problems don’t heal on their own. If you stay active despite early symptoms, a small problem will eventually get worse. Here are a few signs that it’s time to see the team at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists:

  • Pain that doesn’t improve
  • Difficulty walking
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Foot deformity
  • Abnormal growth on foot
  • Non-healing wound
  • Foot pain after standing
  • Symptoms of a sprain or fracture

The symptoms of a sprain or fracture include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to place weight on the affected foot.

What happens during reconstructive surgery?

The team at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists has extensive training and experience in many types of surgical repairs performed during foot and ankle reconstructive surgery.

The surgical procedures they frequently perform include:

  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon transfer
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Bone fusion
  • Bone grafting
  • Joint replacement
  • Skin graft or repair
  • Nerve repair
  • Removing or straightening the bone
  • Shortening or lengthening bones
  • External and internal fixation
  • Debridement (removing damaged tissue or infection)

In some cases, reconstructive surgery involves several of these procedures.

If you struggle with foot pain or deformity, call MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists, or book an appointment online today.