Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
Podiatrists at Inland Valley Medical Center and Rancho Springs Medical Center diagnose, treat and prevent foot and ankle injuries. The pediatric staff recognizes the importance of the health and wellness of the foot and ankle, as well as how problems in either area can impact daily activities, so their goal is to return patients to pain-free mobility and better overall podiatric health.
Common Podiatric Procedures
Ankle Arthroscopy — minimally invasive surgery using small incisions to gain access to the ankle joint
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction — surgical procedure to tighten ligaments in the ankle that have become stretched or loosened as a result of injuries
Bunion/Bunionectomy — a bunion is a large lump on the side of the big toe that is a result of alignment changes in the bones of the front part of the foot. The procedure to correct this involves making an incision in the top of the big toe joint to allow for the realignment and removal of bone that has become enlarged in order to restore alignment and relieve pain. If the big toe joint is severely deformed, the podiatrist may use tiny screws and/or plate to stabilize the joint.
Excision of Neuroma (also known as Morton’s Neuroma) — growth that develops as the result of a pinched nerve. This is typically found between the third and fourth toes. The condition causes constant pain and swelling. Surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure on the nerve or to remove it altogether.
Flatfoot Deformity — partial or total collapse of the arch of the foot resulting in possible painful ambulation
Flatfoot Reconstruction — bone cuts and tendon rebalancing that allows for realignment of the foot joints resulting in resolving a painful flatfoot deformity.
Hammertoe — a contracted or “crooked” toe which results from previous trauma such as a broken toe or an imbalance in the muscles or tendons. The condition can also be hereditary.
Hammertoe Correction — typically includes release of the contracted joint followed by stabilization with a pin and tendon rebalancing.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome — tingling, numbness and often pain which extends through the arch of the foot and into the toes due to internal pressure on the tibial nerve of the ankle. (Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome of the wrist.) The procedure to fix this is a surgical release of the tibial nerve at the ankle that relieves the increased internal pressure on the nerve resulting in resolve of painful symptoms to the foot.