The orthopedics and traumatology department of Friedrichshafen Center in Germany offers a wide range of surgeries for foot pathologies. The major types of joint therapy are considered below. Head of the Department is Professor DM Eugene Winter, an experienced surgeon, whose main field of expertise are traumatology and endoprosthetics. Every year the department of orthopedics witnesses about 1 500 patients from different parts of the world.
Prominent heel causes severe pains in a foot, especially in heel area. Our clinic in Germany performs endoscopic surgery or a surgery under X-ray control for prominent heep treatment.
The endoscopic method implies:
This procedure is performed via one 3mm incision to incise the plantar fascia. All surgeon's actions are controlled on the screen of X-ray apparatus.
It is highly recommended not to load the foot during first few weeks after surgery for faster wound healing. Specific instep-raisers will support the foot arch. The full recovery takes 2-3 months.
Hallux rigidus is a destruction of cartilages in metatarsophalangeal articulation of a big toe. There are two variants of surgery for such cases:
During the surgery the damaged cartilage is completely removed, and the doctor fixates the joint bone tissue with screws or bone plate.
Also it is possible to perform arthrodesis between foot and instep bone. This method is prescribed in case of big deviation or joint instability. Soft tissues are dissected on the foot. After sparing resection of metatarsal bone head and toe bone basis a surgeon fixes the location of fragments. The joint is fixated in stationary position by screws or a plate.
After the surgery the foot must stay in elevated position for better lymph drainage. Arthrodesis implies full adhesion of joint bones. Any loads on joint are forbidden during 2 months after the surgery, and the patient must wear special orthesis.
Our clinic in Germany offer a few surgical methods for this foot pathology:
It is indicated in major destruction of articular surfaces and pathologies that have no conservative treatment.
During such foot surgery the ankle and tibial joint articular surfaces are replaced by a modern, highly functional prosthesis. The result is normalized gait, improved foot mobility and relieved pains.
After this foot surgery a patient is checked out on the 5th day, the stitches are taken out on the 12th day, and the entire recovery takes 6 weeks.
Morton's neuroma is an inflammatory disease of nervous structure on the front foot surface.
This foot surgery requires local or general anesthesia. A small incision between two affected toes is made to cut out the neuroma. This foot surgery takes about an hour, the stitches are taken out on 8th-10th day after the surgery. The patient can turn back to his normal activities in a week after the surgery.
Many foot problems can be treated non-surgically and we do our best to avoid surgical treatment. However it is not always possible to postpone an operation. In any case, our specialist will provide timely aid and advise you on different treatment methods. We cooperate with our patients.