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Jarrell Martin had to have surgery on his foot in April because of complications which resulted from a previous surgery he had in September. The previous surgery was done to repair a foot fracture he sustained when he collided with another player during practice. After Martin experienced soreness in his left foot, “it was determined [that] the best course of action for Martin and the organization was to address the discomfort immediately.” Martin is currently on recovery and will be out for the rest of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. He is expected to fully recover.
When is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases where less invasive procedures have been unsuccessful. Conditions that often require surgery are listed below:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction for injuries caused by accidents or malformations
Types of Surgeries
The type of surgery you receive depends on the nature of the problem. Possible surgeries include the following:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
Benefits of Surgery
Surgery can provide more complete pain relief than other options and may allow you to finally resume full activity. Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
David Gilbert underwent foot surgery on Friday as a result of the same foot problem he had during the 2011 season. After fracturing it twice, he will be repairing ligament damage to his right foot. This will cost Gilbert to miss the entire spring practice but hopes he will return for summer training. “As soon as I feel like I can come off the ball and stop a 300-pound lineman, or take on a double team-that’s when (I’ll return)” Gilbert commented.
It is important to carefully consider all treatment options before choosing a surgical treatment. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain and are considering surgery, you should seea podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. who understands how crucial foot surgery is before making adjustments and getting back into the game. With Dr. Khaimov’s help, your injury can be evaluated properly and the right treatment options can be provided for you.
When is Foot Surgery Needed?
Foot surgery is usually required in events where regular therapy has proven to be ineffective. Surgeons often use foot surgery as a last resort because of its invasive nature. In many cases physical therapy, medication, rest, exercise, and casts can help to heal a foot injury.
However, sometimes you may need to have surgery done without ever having an injury. Foot surgery can correct a birth defect or deformity or be used for reconstructive purposes. Foot surgery is designed to improve the quality of your feet and to help you return to your daily life.
In extreme cases where the foot cannot be saved, or is beyond repair and is hinders the health of nearby parts of the body, amputation may be a necessary. However the main goal is to save the feet, making such options a last resort.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our two offices, which are located in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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