21-year-old soccer player Kekuta Manneh recently underwent surgery on his right foot. There isn’t a set timetable for his return, however he is expected to be back sometime before the end of the season. Unfortunately for Manneh, the injury will rule out the possibility of a call up for World Cup qualifiers.
Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to fix a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Howard Robins of Pennsylvania. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
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 one of our offices in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.