Podiatry Procedures

Achilles Tendon Surgery

The Achilles tendon is a strong cord in the lower leg that connects the calf muscles to the heel. It is the largest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon helps you walk, run, and jump. The Achilles tendon can become damaged during physical activity. Achilles tendon repair surgery is a type of surgery to fix a damaged Achilles tendon.

Cheilectomy

A cheilectomy is a surgical procedure that removes excess bone from the joint of your big toe. Your MMG Podiatrist may recommend this surgery for damage from osteoarthritis (OA) of the big toe. The bone spur and a portion of the bone are removed during this procedure. This creates more space for the toe, reduces discomfort and stiffness while restoring the range of motion in the big toe.

Flat Foot Surgery

Flatfoot reconstruction creates an arch in the foot, improves foot alignment, and reduces or eliminates pain. Incisions are made in the foot to remove the damaged instep tendon and replace it with another tendon. Then, an incision in the heel bone repositions or lengthens the bone. This is secured with a metal screw. A metal plate may be inserted at the top of the foot to increase the arch of the foot. Finally, the foot is placed in a cast.

Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Several surgical methods can be utilized to treat an ingrown toenail. Your surgeon may remove part of the nail, the complete nail, or the nail and the nail bed. The soft tissue at the tip of the toe can also be removed and reshaped.

Orthotics

Orthotics are custom-made devices that support and provide comfort to your feet. They may be used to treat pain caused by injuries such as tendinitis or shin splints. Your MMG Podiatrist may also prescribe them to treat painful calluses on the bottom of the foot, diabetic foot ulcers, and other conditions causing discomfort.

Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

During this procedure, part of the plantar fascia ligament is cut to release the tension and relieve swelling. Your MMG surgeon may perform open surgery or less invasive endoscopic surgery.

Tendon Surgery

To repair a damaged tendon, your MMG Surgeon makes one or more small incisions and sews the torn ends of the tendon together.

Bilateral Bunionectomy

The goal of this procedure is to re-align your big toe joint, relieve pain and pressure, and give you back the ability to walk normally. During this surgery, your MMG Podiatrist removes a small piece of bone. That bone is then repositioned somewhere else on your foot.

Corn Removal Surgery

During this procedure, the corn and the underlying boney protrusion are completely removed. Sometimes, an inflamed sac of soft tissue called a bursa is encountered and is also removed.

Hammertoe Surgery

When surgical intervention is necessary, Hammertoe is typically treated by proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fusion. The toe is stabilized and straightened by permanently fusing the two bones together. The ends of the bones are cut in the joint and joined together. A wire is used to hold them in place for three to six weeks as they naturally fuse together. Then, the wire is removed.

Heel Spur Surgery

This procedure is performed with either an endoscopic or open surgery. One large incision or a couple of smaller incisions are made. The bony calcium deposit is then removed.

Metatarsal Surgery

During this procedure, the metatarsal bone is cut just behind the toe. It is then manually elevated and held in its corrected position with a metal pin or screw. The callus on the bottom of the foot may also be removed. The patient may have a cast or use crutches following the surgery.

Overgrown Toe Skin Surgery

During this minimally invasive procedure, your MMG Podiatrist removes the skin border. The remaining skin is then sutured to the nail bed.

Neuroma Surgery

Sometimes, surgeons can relieve the pressure on the nerve. This is accomplished by cutting nearby structures like the ligament that binds some of the bones in the front of the foot together. Removal of the growth may be necessary if other treatments do not provide relief.