Foot And Ankle Surgery Specialist

DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopedic Institute

Orthopedic Surgery & Physical Therapy located in Rochester, MI

Ankle sprains and fractures are some of the most common injuries that affect people of all ages. The expert team at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute offers foot and ankle surgery, including minimally invasive arthroscopy, at their clinic in Rochester, Michigan. For the highest degree of care in foot and ankle surgery, call to book an appointment today.

Foot and Ankle Surgery Q & A

What foot and ankle problems may need surgery?

Your feet and ankles absorb a lot of pressure from walking, running, and carrying you from one activity to the next. This leaves feet and ankles especially prone to a multitude of injuries and conditions that may require surgery, such as:

  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Severe ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendon tears (ruptures)

Various types of arthritis may also affect the foot and ankle, including osteoarthritis and gout. If you suffer from one of these conditions, the team at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute can help. They provide comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical treatment for foot and ankle issues. 

When would I need foot or ankle surgery?

The team at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute takes a conservative approach to treatment and always explores nonsurgical methods first, like physical therapy and orthotics. However, severe injuries, like a torn tendon or complex fracture, only resolve with surgical intervention.

You may also need surgery if you have a chronic condition, such as arthritis, that continues despite conservative treatment. The team at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute thoroughly evaluates your condition with a physical exam and imaging tests like an X-ray or MRI. Then, they develop an individualized treatment plan based on your needs.

What are the different types of foot and ankle surgery?

The team at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute performs various surgical techniques to treat foot and ankle problems, including:

Minimally invasive arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy involves inserting a small camera through a buttonhole-sized incision. The camera projects images of the inside of your ankle onto a monitor for your surgeon to examine. This allows them to detect problems inside your joint and treat them with miniature surgical instruments. 

Open surgery

When foot or ankle surgery is necessary, the team at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute uses the least invasive approach possible. In some cases, open surgery is the safest and most effective technique. This traditional form of surgery involves making a large incision and manually moving soft tissue to access the problem in your joint.  

If you think you may need foot or ankle surgery, call DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute to book an appointment today.