Podiatric Surgery Specialist

Innovation Medical Group

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery & Wound Care

You can't stay active and enjoy life when an injury, deformity, or disease causes foot and ankle pain. When your foot condition needs podiatric surgery, you can depend on the skill and expertise of the physicians at Innovation Medical Group. The practice has offices in Salt Lake City, Layton, and St. George, Utah, Idaho Falls and Meridian, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have questions about your foot symptoms or need podiatric surgery, book an appointment online or call the nearest office today.

Podiatric Surgery Q & A

When would I need podiatric surgery?

For most foot and ankle problems, Innovation Medical Group begins your care using nonsurgical treatments. They only recommend surgery when your symptoms continue despite medical care. However, a few foot conditions may need surgery as their first treatment.

A complex fracture needs immediate surgery to realign and stabilize the bones. In some cases, ruptured ligaments also need prompt surgery to ensure they heal properly.

Beyond emergency surgery for an injury, many common foot conditions can progress to the point of needing surgery.

What foot conditions may need podiatric surgery?

When your symptoms worsen, or your foot deformity doesn't improve with conservative therapies, you may need surgery to ease your pain and restore normal function.

Foot conditions that often need surgery include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Corns
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Heel spurs
  • Tendon tears
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Plantar fibromas

Though foot pain may motivate you to seek podiatry care at Innovation Medical Group, many people put off getting help. However, you should never keep walking on an injured foot because that only worsens the problem.

When should I see the podiatrist?

Many foot conditions don't heal on their own. If you keep using the foot, a small problem quickly gets worse, increasing your chances of needing surgery. Here are a few signs you should see the team at Innovation Medical Group:

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

Sprains and fractures cause pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty putting weight on the foot.

What type of podiatric surgery might I need?

The team at Innovation Medical Group uses a wide range of surgical techniques to repair foot conditions. These are a few examples of the surgeries they frequently perform:

  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon transfer
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Bone fusion
  • Bone grafting
  • Joint replacement
  • Skin graft or repair
  • Nerve repair
  • Removing or straightening bone
  • Shortening or lengthening bones
  • External and internal fixation
  • Limb salvage surgery
  • Wound debridement (remove damaged tissue or infect)

Whenever possible, they use minimally invasive techniques that cause less trauma and promote faster healing.

If you have questions about podiatric surgery or need to schedule an appointment, call Innovation Medical Group or book a consultation online today.