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Mobility Aids and Foot Surgery

Sometimes when an individual breaks their foot or ankle, they might require some kind of surgical procedure. Depending on the procedure, the patient might not be able to put weight on their impacted foot or ankle following the surgery for a certain amount of time. Therefore, they might need the assistance of mobility devices to move around post-operation. Specifically, a medical professional might recommend that a patient use a pair of crutches after a foot surgery. These tools are significantly light in weight. Alternatively, for more serious surgical procedures, a medical professional might recommend using some kind of wheelchair during the recovery period of a surgical procedure. A knee walker is also an option for an individual who recently suffered a foot injury. It is also important to note that walking boots are smaller than any of the aforementioned mobility devices. The mobility device that you might use after a surgical procedure on your foot is largely dependent on the nature of the injury and procedure. Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today for more information.


Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Kevin Davis of Davis Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods 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 feel free to contact our office located in Springfield, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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