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Foot Corrective Surgeries

Maryland Orthopedic Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Bethesda, MD & Germantown, MD

When medical treatments no longer ease your foot pain, you’ll need foot corrective surgery to fix the underlying problem. The team at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists in Bethesda, Germantown, and Rockville, Maryland, includes foot and ankle surgeons with expertise in foot corrective surgery, like flatfoot reconstruction, bunion correction, and toe deformity correction. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Foot Corrective Surgeries Q & A

What are foot corrective surgeries?

Foot corrective surgeries are procedures the Maryland Orthopedic Specialists team performs to fix foot problems. Examples of foot corrective surgeries are:

Flatfoot reconstruction

Flatfoot means you have no visible foot arch when you stand. Without the support of the arch, you can have foot pain. Flatfoot reconstruction involves correcting the bones, ligaments, and tendons that support the arch to improve alignment and restore support. Flatfoot reconstruction could require several procedures to get the best results. The procedures can include ligament repairs, tendon transfers, and bone fusions.

Bunion correction

A bunion is a foot deformity that affects the alignment of the joint at the base of the big toe, creating a painful bony bump on the inside of the foot. Bunion correction is a surgery that realigns the bones at the joint, removing the bony bump and reducing pain.

Toe deformity correction

The Maryland Orthopedic Specialists team performs toe deformity correction surgery to treat conditions like a hammertoe (abnormal upward bend in the toe joint) to improve joint alignment and ease associated foot pain.

I have flat feet. When do I need foot corrective surgery?

The team at Maryland Orthopedic Specialists determines when it’s time for foot corrective surgery for your flat feet.

Most people with flat feet don’t need surgery. They can manage their condition with physical therapy, orthotics (shoe inserts that improve support), and over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers. The team might recommend corrective surgery if your foot pain is severe and interfering with your ability to go about your day.

The team starts with conservative care for foot deformities like a bunion or hammertoe. They could recommend foot corrective surgery as the deformity gets worse, causing discomfort that affects your quality of life.

What is recovery like following foot corrective surgeries?

Recovery following foot corrective surgeries depend on the diagnosis and which surgery is performed. The Maryland Orthopedic Specialists team uses minimal incision surgery to reduce damage and shorten recovery time whenever possible.

However, because these surgeries involve the foot, you can expect some downtime following surgery. This can include using crutches, a cast, or a walking boot to minimize weight-bearing activities so that the foot can heal.

Foot corrective surgeries are complex and require expert management and care. Call Maryland Orthopedic Specialists today or book an appointment online to discuss your surgical needs.