Foot Reconstructive Surgery

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Foot Reconstructive Surgery


Many people with diabetes suffer from non-healing foot ulcers. Advanced surgical options for foot wounds improve the quality of life and health condition of many people. Delayed healing of foot wounds can be a serious problem which stops a person from doing his normal activities and hence foot reconstructive surgery can be tried to bring back his contribution to the society.

Foot ulcer develops in nearly 20% of diabetics during their left time that can lead to serious complications such as infection sometimes ended up in an AMPUTATION. Septic wounds in the foot are the top reason for hospitalization among people with diabetes.

Diabetic foot reconstruction surgery corrects the damage caused to the foot by neuropathy or post charcot disease. charcots disease would be discussed elsewhere in our website.
Neuropathic feet in diabetes produces EQUINUS CONTRACTURE of the Achilles's tendon of the feet.

Foot Reconstructive Surgery

Tendo Achilles lengthening surgery - if there is a mild deformity, the patient experiences tightness in the heel. This surgical treatment corrects these problems by lengthening the Achilles tendon to decrease pressure on the middle and front of the foot.

Gastrcnemius-Soleus recession surgery
This surgery is done under spinal anaesthesia or sometimes under local anesthesia.
Similar to the above one, this surgery releases the calf muscles tightness which would bring the heel part of the foot downwards and that will reduce the forefoot pressure and prevents ulcer formation.

  • Repositioning - Repositioning of bones is needed to correct the unstable deformity in the foot which is causing recurrent ulcerations.Talonavicular arthrodesis is one type of such surgeries.
  • Fusion for ankle deformity - The ankle can lead to flatfoot due to the diabetic collapse of the ankle. Surgical fusion can help the ankle to hold the foot straight which is amenable to walking with protective foot wear.

Besides,we do FLEXOR TENOTOMY ( cutting the tendons which produces toe deformities and recurrent ulcerations) and PLANTAR FASCIA RELEASE to reduce the great toe deformity and further foot ulcers.

Rarely we do tendon transfers to correct the Equinovarus foot Deformities.

For more information on diabetic foot reconstructive surgery, feel free to contact us!

Authored By Dr.G.Saravanakumar M.B.B.S, M.S., D.A., F.P.S

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