Foot And Ankle Surgery Specialist

Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center

Podiatrists located in Littleton, CO

Foot and Ankle Surgery Q & A

Red Rocks Foot & Ankle Center

What Problems of the Feet and Ankles Require Surgery?

The most common injuries or conditions in your feet or ankles that may require surgery include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft-tissue injuries, including Achilles tendon tears or plantar fasciitis
  • Spurs
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Tendon rupture repairs

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Surgery?

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.

How is surgery performed?

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.

What are the Risks Involved?

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.