Foot and Ankle
Surgical options for arthritis and other problems that affect the feet.
Joint fusion. Also called arthrodesis, joint fusion involves removing the ends of the bones where they meet to form joints and then joining the two ends with pins or screws until they fuse into one rigid unit. Joint fusion may be used on the big toe for bunions or damage caused by arthritis. On the smaller toes, it may be used to correct deformities such as hammer toe or claw toe. In most cases, however, less invasive surgeries are effective for correcting these deformities.
Osteotomy. This procedure involves cutting bones to realign a joint. In the foot, the most common use of osteotomy is to correct bunions.
RIVERA FOOT & ANKLE: At Orlando H.Rivera DPM, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. When you have problems with your feet, you need to turn to a podiatrist who listens and responds… an experienced doctor who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs… a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our physician(s) meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.
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