Whenever possible, conservative, non-invasive methods of care are the first course of action for underlying conditions of the foot and ankle. However, sometimes surgical intervention is the best way to restore alignment, restore function, and minimize pain. At Ankle and Foot Center of Florida, Aldo Gonzalez, D.P.M. and Xavier Sanchez, D.P.M. are Board Certified in Foot Surgery & Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery.

Reconstructive Ankle Surgery Q & A

What does reconstructive surgery solve?
Reconstructive ankle surgery is an operation (or operations) that restore alignment, restore function and minimize pain that are the result of a congenital, traumatic or degenerative process.

Your ankles and feet contain a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, & neurovascular structures. Reconstructive surgery combines multiple procedures to address underlying pathology.

What issues can reconstructive ankle surgery address?
At Ankle and Foot Center of Florida, your provider performs reconstructive ankle surgery to treat a number of issues. Dr. Gonzalez or Dr. Sanchez may recommend surgery to:
■ Realign & set complex fractures
■ Revise previous malunions
■ Restore damaged cartilage
■ Repair &/or augment torn ligaments or tendons
■ Flatfoot reconstruction
■ Joint salvage procedures
■ Joint replacement
● Fusion
● Prosthetic

What is recovery like following reconstructive ankle surgery?
The majority of procedures can be done on an outpatient basis. However, more complex procedures may require an overnight stay in the hospital.

Reconstructive surgery requires a period of immobilization & weight bearing restriction. The length of restriction is dependent on the procedures undertaken & how your body is recuperating. Dr Aldo Gonzalez & Dr Xavier Sanchez follow you closely for several weeks in order to gradually advance activity based on clinical and radiographic findings.

To see if you’re a candidate for reconstructive ankle surgery, make an appointment at Ankle and Foot Center of Florida today with our Board Certified Surgeons.

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