South Sound Foot & Ankle
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery & Diabetic Wound Care Specialist located in Olympia, WA
The time might come when foot and ankle surgery is the right solution to improve your foot health and functioning and relieve your pain. Rest assured you’re in experienced hands with knowledgeable podiatrist Mark Hopkins, DPM. At South Sound Foot & Ankle in Olympia, Washington, Dr. Hopkins offers convenient, efficient, safe, and customized podiatric services and surgical procedures. To inquire about foot surgery, book online or call South Sound Foot & Ankle today.
Foot and Ankle Surgery Q&A
Why would I need foot surgery?
When conventional treatments aren’t successful, surgery might be the right solution. Dr. Hopkins can help you figure out if it’s the right choice for you.
Before Dr. Hopkins recommends surgery, he typically suggests other treatment methods, such as lifestyle modifications, medications, or cortisone injections.
Conditions that might warrant foot surgery include:
- Morton’s neuroma
- Tibialis posterior disorder
- Achilles tendon rupture
If your feet are becoming quickly deformed or if your skin is affected and your symptoms are negatively impacting your daily life — or if other treatments have been unsuccessful — you might want to consider surgery.
What are the different types of foot surgery?
Dr. Hopkins might recommend different types of foot surgery to treat certain foot problems and conditions, such as:
- Achilles tendon rupture repair
- Charcot foot
- Flat foot surgery
- Revisional surgery
Before you choose surgery, take time to research and discuss the procedure in-depth with Dr. Hopkins, so you feel more prepared.
What makes minimally invasive foot surgery different?
Minimally invasive foot surgery allows Dr. Hopkins to treat your condition utilizing specific technologies and methods that are less invasive and often more efficient and effective than traditional surgical procedures.
For example, Dr. Hopkins can perform a minimally invasive bunionectomy procedure allowing for smaller incisions, a smoother and faster recovery, and minimal disruption or trauma to the overlying soft tissue and skin. Dr. Hopkins uses highly specialized instruments that allow bony correction through these small incisional portals.
Dr. Hopkins has extensive knowledge in foot and ankle reconstructive techniques and can treat a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions.
Dr. Hopkins performs minimally invasive techniques in-office and in the hospital on an outpatient basis.
What is foot reconstruction surgery?
Reconstructive surgery of the foot can improve the functioning and aesthetics of your foot and repair degeneration and damage. Dr. Hopkins offers reconstructive surgeries to prevent ulceration or assist in wound healing. A range of reconstructive foot surgeries are available depending on the severity and type of foot complication.
Dr. Hopkins is highly qualified in a number of treatments to restore and reconstruct your foot, including surgical debridement and the removal of infected bone and tissue, bone fusion, skin grafts, skin or tissue repair, and tendon release procedures.
When it comes to any type of foot surgery, you’ll need to make sure you’re under the care of an expert. Click or call South Sound Foot & Ankle today.