What is Ankle and Foot surgery?
An ankle and foot surgery is the surgical procedure that treats the various disorders, disease and injuries that are seen in the ankle and foot of a person. The ankle and foot region contains the maximum number of bones and joints in the whole human body and hence the number of complications that are seen in this region is also large.
An ankle and foot surgery aims to relieve the painful symptoms, correct deformity and restore movement in the affected ankle or foot.
Who are at the most risks of Ankle and Foot injuries?
Although ankle and foot injuries are common among people of any age it is more likely to occur in elderly people whose bones and joints get weak with age and are more susceptible to injuries. Athletes are also more prone to ankle and foot injuries especially if they are involved in high-contact sports as the ankle and foot are at a higher risk of getting twisted, fractured and injury to the tendons and ligaments.
When do you need an Ankle and Foot surgery?
An ankle and foot surgery is required when the person has suffered damage to the ankle and foot region due to a medical disorder, disease or a severe injury which results in pain and restriction of movement in the ankle and foot region.
An ankle and foot surgery aims to relieve the painful symptoms as well as restore movement in the affected ankle and foot.
Will I be able to perform activities as earlier after an Ankle and Foot surgery?
An ankle and foot surgery basically aims to relieve the painful symptoms as well as restore normal movement and function to the affected ankle and foot as much as possible. You will need to follow the orthopedic surgeon’s and the doctor’s advice on how best to regain the lost movement and function of the ankle and foot.
You will need to follow the orthopedic doctor’s and the surgeon’s advice regarding post-surgery therapies in order to attain maximum results from the ankle and foot procedure.
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These are some of the post-surgical therapies that the doctor usually suggest:
The doctor might ask you to come for post-treatment check up in order to ascertain the success of the surgery in resolving the problem that you faced earlier due to the ankle and foot disorder. It also helps the doctor to minimize the occurrence of post-surgical complications which might arise such as infection, swelling, etc.
Physiotherapy is helpful in regaining the lost movement in the ankle and foot region after surgery as well as recovering the strength in it. A session of physiotherapy for a few weeks or months is normally advised by the orthopedic doctor.
An occupational therapist can help you to a large extent in adapting to perform daily activities that were previously difficult or not possible before the surgical treatment of the ankle and foot.
Why India is the best medical destination for Ankle and Foot surgery?
India is known for its vast network of global-class orthopedic specialty hospitals and clinics that have the latest and most modern diagnostic and surgical equipments for treatment of ankle and foot problems. These hospitals and clinics are spread throughout India’s major cities and employ the most experienced and extensively trained orthopedic surgeons and doctors that ensure the most efficient and best treatment for ankle and foot problems. India Medical Tourism is also the top choice for the thousands of foreign patients who come for ankle and foot surgery every year due to the fact that it provides the best medical and surgical care at the lowest possible cost.