Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois
Podiatrists and Laser Center located in Springfield, Decatur, Taylorville, Carlinville, Shelbyville, and Sullivan, Illinois
Whether you need a relatively minor reconstructive surgery like bunion correction or something more involved like a total ankle replacement or Flat Foot reconstruction, you will find the surgical expertise and dedicated care you need at the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois. Board certified foot and ankle surgeons have the capacity to provide advanced imaging with a 3D CT scanner and Extremity MRI for diagnosis. Advanced imaging is necessary to properly diagnose your condition, discuss your surgical options, and develop a customized surgical plan to maximize recovery, function, and beauty. Pain therapy lasers are also used for post- operative patients to minimize pain and speed up recovery. Schedule a consultation today at the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois online or by calling the office nearest you in Springfield, Decatur, Taylorville, Carlinville, Shelbyville, and Sullivan, Illinois.
Reconstructive Surgery Q & A
What is reconstruction surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is a procedure that aims to reverse damage in your body, giving you back a fuller range of motion while minimizing — or possibly even completely eliminating — any pain you’re experiencing.
And when it comes to problems with your feet and ankles, both range of motion and pain minimization are critical. Without this type of care, every step you take can range from uncomfortable to agonizing. Not only does this directly impede your mobility, but it also prevents you from wanting to walk, hurting your cardiovascular health and your ability to participate in activities you enjoyed before.
To help restore your feet and/or ankles as well as your quality of life, the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois offers reconstructive surgery.
What kind of reconstructive surgery is available?
The expert surgeons at the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois are highly experienced in a wide range of surgical procedures. What’s more, they use the latest surgical techniques available today to ensure your surgery is as successful and as minimally invasive as possible.
Some of the procedures they offer include surgery for:
- Ankle and hindfoot arthritis
- Bunion correction
- Hammertoe correction
- Arch problems
- Bone deformities
- Congenital anomalies
- Paralytic feet
- Total ankle replacement
Whatever podiatric problem is ailing you, you can rest easy knowing the dedicated team at the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois can tailor a surgical procedure to you. Their goal is always to help you enjoy the best results from your surgery with the least discomfort and downtime possible.
What should I expect from reconstructive surgery?
It depends on the procedure. Whenever possible, the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois team performs your procedure arthroscopically. Advanced arthroscopic surgery allows them to complete your surgery through a few small incisions, into which they feed the arthroscope — a long, thin instrument with a very small camera on the end.
This enables your surgeon to see the procedure site without the need for large incisions on your foot and ankle. This minimizes your postoperative discomfort and shortens your recovery time.
The team at the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois lets you know what to expect of your specific procedure well in advance so you can prepare and rest easy heading into surgery.
To learn more about the reconstructive surgeries available at Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois, call the office or make your appointment online today.