Foot and Ankle Surgery

The foot is an immensely complicated structure, made up of many bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Taking the brunt of our weight daily, the feet and ankles are not only responsible for balance and movement, but also for absorbing impact, for example, when kicking and jumping. If you’re an active person, ankle injuries such as sprained ankles and torn ligaments in the ankle can happen easily and will affect life and sports performance.

While feet are often the subject of sporting injuries, they can also be afflicted with degenerative and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Many foot conditions and ankle complaints can be managed without ankle surgery.

The modification of lifestyle and footwear, the provision of orthotics (insoles), physiotherapy and targeted injections will often reduce symptoms. Plymouth Orthopaedics and Sports Injury Clinic (POSIC) will be able to determine whether symptoms require ankle and foot surgery as treatment for foot pain and ankle pain by first performing a clinical assessment.

This may include an ultrasound scan, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, Computerised Tomography (CT) Scanning or diagnostic and therapeutic injections.

If you are suffering from ankle and foot pain or discomfort, click here to contact us and arrange an appointment with our expert orthopaedic specialist. 

Common Causes of Foot/ Ankle Pain

    • Forefoot pain
    • Hallux Rigidus
    • Hallux Valgus (Bunion)
    • Heel Pain
    • Sporting Ankle Injuries
    • Ankle Arthritis
    • Flat Foot Achilles

Tendon Common Procedures for foot and ankle Surgery:

  • Ankle/foot injection
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle stabilisation
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Achilles tendon treatment
  • Achilles tendon debridement
  • Tendon transfers
  • Sub-talar fusion
  • Triple fusion
  • Hind-foot fusion
  • Flat foot correction
  • Mid-foot fusion
  • Bunion Surgery (Scarf Osteotomy)
  • Big toe (1stMTP joint) fusion
  • Correction of curly toes
  • Morton’s Neuroma surgery

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