The most common injuries or conditions in your feet or ankles that may require surgery include:
The amount of time it takes to recover from foot and ankle surgery is dependent on the complexity/severity of the injury or condition. Minimally invasive techniques usually have shorter recovery.
Most foot and ankle surgeries can be performed in an outpatient basis. Some more complex surgeries such as total ankle replacements can require you to stay as an inpatient.
Like with any surgery risk of infection, pain, swelling and numbness are the most common risks. In general foot and ankle surgery is considered safe when performed on a good candidate and by a well-trained surgeon. Both Dr. Saeed and Dr. Chopra were trained at one of the most competitive podiatric residencies in the country and have performed a high number of forefoot, rearfoot and ankle surgical cases.