Diabetic Foot and Wound Center
Wound Care Specialists & Podiatrists located in Bakersfield, CA
Your feet and ankles play a major role in your mobility. Conditions that affect the structure or function of your foot or ankle may affect your quality of life and benefit from foot and ankle surgery. At Diabetic Foot and Wound Center in Bakersfield, California and the team offer expert foot and ankle surgery for patients that need it. They perform comprehensive evaluations to develop the most effective treatment to address your foot or ankle needs. Contact the office by phone or online today to schedule your evaluation. Same-day and next-day appointments are available.
Foot & Ankle Surgery Q & A
What is foot and ankle surgery?
Foot and ankle surgery includes various procedures aimed at fixing conditions that affect the structure or function of your foot or ankle.
The podiatry team at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Podiatrists undergo extensive training so they can manage both the medical and surgical needs of your feet and ankles.
What are the common types of foot and ankle surgery?
There are many foot and ankle conditions that benefit from surgery. Some of the most common foot and ankle surgeries the team at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center perform include:
Ankle replacement, also called ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that replaces your damaged ankle joint with prosthetic components. You may benefit from an ankle replacement if you have severely damaged ankle joints, often from arthritis.
A bunion is a foot deformity that causes a bump to develop at the base of your big toe. Though treatment begins with non-surgical options, the foot deformity worsens over time. The team at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center may then recommend bunion surgery to realign your bones and alleviate your discomfort.
A hammertoe is a deformity that affects the joints in your toes, causing the toes to contract. Initially, non-surgical medical treatments manage your hammertoe.
However, if your hammertoe contraction is severe or causing open sores, you may need surgery. During hammertoe surgery, your podiatrist straightens the contracted toe to improve alignment and stop the pain.
Breaks and fractures
Though some breaks and fractures in the ankle or feet heal without the need for surgery, if your fracture is severe or in an odd location, you may need surgery.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Though conservative methods help most people with plantar fasciitis, if your pain is severe and medical treatments fail to alleviate your discomfort, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to detach the plantar fascia from your heel bone.
Diabetic Foot and Wound Center specializes in foot and ankle wounds. Depending on the severity of your wound, your podiatrist may recommend surgical debridement to remove the dead or damaged skin or tissue.
How do I know if I need foot or ankle surgery?
The experienced team at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center determines when you need foot or ankle surgery. In most cases, your podiatrist recommends non-surgical methods to address your foot and ankle needs.
However, when your condition worsens, or if your condition is severe and affecting your quality of life, surgery may be recommended.
Diabetic Foot and Wound Center is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice that offers advanced tools and treatments to meet your foot and ankle needs. Call or book an appointment online to learn more about your foot and ankle surgery treatment options.