If your foot or ankle condition isn’t getting better after months of conservative treatment, surgery may be necessary. Dr. Jaymes Granata at Battle Born Bone & Joint Center in Las Vegas received specialized surgical training at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center fellowship in Westerville, Ohio, and can surgically reconstruct your foot or ankle to improve function and relieve pain. If you need foot or ankle reconstructive surgery and live in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, call the office or book an appointment online for an evaluation.
There are a number of foot or ankle conditions that may require Dr. Granata to perform reconstructive surgery, including:
No matter the cause of your foot or ankle condition, reconstructive surgery isn’t usually the first form of treatment recommended. However, if you failed to get relief from more conservative treatments, such as medication, use of orthotics, or physical therapy, Dr. Granata may recommend surgery.
Your experience during reconstructive surgery of your foot may vary, depending on what condition you’re treating. Dr. Granata develops individual surgical plans for each of his patients based on their specific medical needs.
For example, if you’re having surgery to fix your bunion, Dr. Granata may have to repair the tendons and ligaments around your big toe, or realign the joints in your big toe to improve function and reduce discomfort.
Like a surgery for a bunion, reconstruction for a flat foot also requires repair of tendons and ligaments, but will require realignment of your bones, as well.
If you’re having surgery for arthritis, Dr. Granata may clean the diseased joint or replace it with an artificial joint.
Dr. Granata may be able to perform your foot reconstructive surgery as a same-day procedure so you can go home afterward.
Like foot surgery, ankle reconstructive surgery varies depending on your need and medical condition, and Dr. Granata will develop an individualized treatment plan.
For ankle ligament reconstruction, Dr. Granata may perform a modified Brostrom procedure, during which he reattaches or tightens your ligament with stitches. In some cases, Dr. Granata may need to use tendon tissue to replace a ligament that can’t be stitched back together.
Most ankle reconstructive surgery can be done as a same-day procedure.
After reconstructive surgery, you may be in bandages or a cast to help with healing and pain. To help improve mobility and strength, Dr. Granata may recommend physical therapy, in addition to regular follow-ups at the office.
Depending on the surgery, it can take 6 months or longer for you to fully heal.
If you need foot or ankle surgery, call the office or book an appointment online.