Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
The results produced by the specialists at Coachella Valley Foot & Ankle have caught the attention of surgeons around the country. CVFA stands alone in the region for its groundbreaking research and education activity that drives improved outcomes for patients, particularly in the areas of reconstructive surgery.
Whether natural functionality of the foot was lost to injury or illness, reconstruction can correct and restore the structures and use of the foot. Quality of life is what drives any foot surgery for reconstruction, whether it’s to improve appearance or function.
Primary objectives of foot reconstruction are reduction of pain and restoration of function and appearance. Age, the type of disorder, its severity and symptoms are all factors in what surgery will be performed.
The foot is formed by several bones, ligaments, joints and muscles, which function collectively to control the various movements like walking and running. This complicated structure of the foot permits them to resist heavy forces every day. As the feet are a common area for wounds and injuries, they are susceptible to various mistreatments in the form of ill-fitting shoes, sports injuries, work-related trauma, or the strain of walking.
Various outside forces tend to harm the feet and cause pain and discomfort.
Indications for foot reconstruction include –
- Common foot ailments like bunions or hammertoes
- Postural deformity such as severe flat feet
- Pain while walking on hard surfaces
- Difficulty wearing shoes
- Problems with standing or other movements of the foot
- Fractures sustained as a result of accident/trauma
- Athletic injuries like Achilles tendon tears, foot/ankle fractures, ligament injuries and several others
- Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain
- Heel and bone spurs
- Joint or bone deformities due to arthritis
- Tumors and lesions
- Metabolic disease such as diabetes