Foot and ankle surgery

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Definition 

Foot and ankle surgery is a surgical discipline that focuses on the function of the foot as a whole. It deals with lower limb conditions that may be degenerative, congenital or caused by an injury. We specialise in foot surgery, from diagnosis through to the final follow-up appointment. 

These medical conditions and injuries do not always require surgery: in most cases, targeted medical treatments, including orthoses, injections and medication, can relieve and even cure symptoms. Our clinics also provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy to ensure patients receive the most comprehensive care possible. 

The foot and ankle are an incredibly intricate part of the human body and affected by a wide range of medical conditions. As a result, it is essential that medical professionals use a specialised and sensitive treatment approach; all Swiss Medical Network clinics deliver the highest level of personalised care quickly and efficiently.

 

Experience and treatment options 

Our highly-experienced orthopaedic surgeons specialising in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions will ensure you receive attentive care and the most appropriate treatment. 

Our facilities are equipped with the latest innovations in medical technology, and if treatment is required, your surgeon will choose the most suitable surgical procedure or conservative, non-surgical treatment for you. 

We offer an extensive range of conservative treatment options to avoid patients undergoing unnecessary surgery. Non-surgical treatment options include orthopaedic insoles to correct deformities, anti-inflammatory dressings and physiotherapy and rehabilitation care. You will explore these possible treatment options with your doctor. 

Some of our facilities are also equipped with a surgical navigation system to deliver the highest standards of safety and accuracy.

Our range of surgical treatments include:

  • Correcting deformities affecting the forefoot and back of the foot, such as bunions (hallux valgus), osteoarthritis of the big toe (hallux rigidus) and hammer toe 
  • Arthroscopic ankle surgery
  • Foot and ankle osteoarthritis treatment
  • Tendon and ligament surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery, including for Morton’s neuroma and tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Ankle replacement surgery

 

Hospital stay and post-surgery rehabilitation care 

We believe that following the instructions received before your procedure plays a key role in your care.

A pre-operative assessment will be carried out to determine whether you will have local, regional or general anaesthetic. After surgery and supported by our specialist teams, you will be expected to get up as quickly as possible and gradually do more and more physiotherapy exercises. It is very important that you closely follow the physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme to ensure your procedure is as successful as possible. Your rate of recovery will always be carefully taken into account; we understand that every patient is different and recovers at their own pace.

 

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