How long has it been since you began having issues such as bunions, hammertoes, or ankles that always hurt? Some people deal with these conditions for years, thinking they’ll get better on their own or that nothing can be done! So today Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County, explain that in almost every case something can be done.
The goal of reconstructive surgery is to take an ankle and/or foot that has been structurally compromised in some way and repair it so it ultimately functions and looks as normal as possible.
It is often used to repair an advanced deformity such as hammertoes or a bunion. But it’s also useful for things like end-stage arthritis or chronic ankle instability.
Several techniques can be used to achieve the desired results, depending on the specific problem the patient is experiencing.
One of the biggest reasons to consider reconstructive surgery if you have an eligible condition is that it keeps you safe. Nearly every disorder that can be successfully treated with reconstructive surgery is progressive in nature, which means it will not get better on its own.
And as the condition worsens, it begins to impact your life more and more in a variety of ways. In time, you may begin to experience other problems such as pain throughout the body, and a greater risk of sprains, falls, and other injuries. And reduced physical activity due to foot issues can diminish your physical health.
Our doctors are certified or board-qualified in foot and ankle surgery, have widespread experience, and stay up to date with the latest advances in surgical techniques and emerging technology. If you want to know if reconstructive foot surgery can help you, contact the offices Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in New Haven County and Fairfield County to schedule a consultation. You can reach our Waterbury office at (203) 755-0489 or our Newtown office at (203) 270-6724.