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Foot and ankle surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons. At Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican, our trusted podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons recommend foot and ankle surgery when they find a cause for problems that can be treated effectively with surgical methods.
Find an orthopedist or orthopedic surgeon or call 702.616.4900 to determine whether your injury or condition would benefit from foot and ankle surgery in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. Our experts at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican can provide the personalized treatment you need.
If you have a foot or ankle problem that hasn’t improved with more conservative treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgical procedures are available for a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.
Here are some of the types of foot and ankle surgery that we offer at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican:
Most foot and ankle surgeries are relatively brief outpatient procedures where you will go home the same day. You will likely have general anesthesia so you won’t feel pain during the surgery.
You may need to wear a cast or a boot to keep your foot or ankle stable while it is healing. Your orthopedist may also recommend physical therapy or stretches and exercises at home to improve your foot and ankle movement.
Basic postoperative care for all foot and ankle surgeries includes some degree of rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). After certain foot and ankle surgeries, you may have bandages, dressings, stitches, or staples. We will give you specific instructions about caring for your wound. Full recovery can take several days or months, depending on your procedure.
The goal of foot and ankle surgery is to relieve pain and improve foot or ankle function and movement. Your Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican orthopedist will give you instructions for returning to activities after your surgery. With some foot and ankle conditions the problem may return after surgery. Discuss ways to prevent this with your orthopedist.