Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist

Innovation Medical Group

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery & Wound Care

Most foot and ankle conditions improve with conservative medical care; however, foot or ankle surgery is sometimes necessary to correct the problem. The team at Innovation Medical Group includes experts in foot and ankle surgery. The state-of-the-art practice uses advanced tools and techniques to diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems, so you get the best outcomes. Call the office in Salt Lake City, Layton, or St. George, Utah, Idaho Falls or Meridian, Idaho, or Las Vegas, Nevada, or book an appointment online today.

Foot & Ankle Surgery Q & A

What is foot and ankle surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery refers to the various procedures performed to correct foot or ankle problems. 

Innovation Medical Group is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice. They use advanced diagnostic tools to objectively determine the underlying cause of your foot or ankle problem. 

These tools ensure you get the proper diagnosis and the most effective treatment, which may sometimes include foot or ankle surgery.

What are the types of foot and ankle surgery?

Many conditions benefit from foot or ankle surgery. Types of foot and ankle surgery include:

Bunion surgery

A bunion is a foot deformity causing a bony bump on the inside of your foot near the base of your big toe. When a bunion causes severe pain that no longer responds to medical interventions, the team at Innovation Medical Group recommends bunion surgery.

During bunion surgery, your podiatrist realigns the bones in your big toe, improving structure and function and reducing pain.

Hammertoe surgery

A hammertoe is a foot deformity that causes an abnormal upward bend in the joint of one or more of your toes. If you have a rigid hammertoe, the Innovation Medical Group team recommends surgery to correct the bend. 

During surgery, they may remove or fuse the toe joint. 

Morton’s neuroma

A Morton's neuroma is a nerve condition that causes thickening of the nerve between your toes in the sole of your feet. Thickening of the nerve may cause pain and burning in your toes or feet. 

The Innovation Medical Group team may recommend surgery to remove the thickened nerve if conservative treatments fail to provide significant pain relief. 

Achilles tendon tear

An Achilles tendon tear is a complete or partial tear of the tendon that attaches your calf muscle to your heel bone. 

The team at Innovation Medical Group recommends surgery to repair an Achilles tendon tear if you lead an active lifestyle and you’re not at risk of complications. 

Ankle arthritis

When ankle arthritis causes severe pain that no longer responds to conservative care, the team at Innovation Medical Group may recommend ankle surgery. For ankle arthritis, the team may fuse the joint or perform a joint replacement procedure.

Who needs foot and ankle surgery?

If you have a painful foot or ankle condition that affects your quality of life and no longer responds to conservative care, you may benefit from foot or ankle surgery.

To find out if you need foot or ankle surgery, call Innovation Medical Group or book an appointment online today.