Foot and ankle surgery provides a safe and effective treatment option for various problems, including bunions, hammertoes, and arthritis. At Mastracco Foot & Ankle in North Canton, Ohio, Dominick Mastracco, DPM, AACFAS, regularly performs both minimally invasive and traditionally open foot and ankle surgery. To schedule a foot or ankle surgery consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Foot and ankle surgery uses anesthesia and special tools to repair problems with your feet or ankles. Most foot and ankle problems improve with conservative treatments, such as icing, rest, and physical therapy. If your symptoms continue or affect your quality of life, surgery might be medically necessary.
At Mastracco Foot & Ankle, Dr. Mastracco offers various types of foot and ankle surgery, including:
You might also be a candidate for leg surgery if you need diabetic limb salvage.
Before recommending foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Mastracco reviews your health charts, asks about your symptoms, and completes a physical exam. Most foot and ankle problems improve with at-home treatments, like rest, icing, and over-the-counter pain medication, but if your symptoms persist or worsen, you likely qualify for surgery.
During the consultation, let Dr. Mastracco know if you have an underlying health problem, like heart disease or diabetes. These issues won’t prevent you from undergoing foot and ankle surgery, but they may increase your risk of complications, so it’s important that Dr. Mastracco’s aware.
In addition, tell Dr. Mastracco if you take any prescription medications or nutritional supplements.
Dr. Mastracco completes foot and ankle surgery at a local hospital or surgical facility. He closely works with wound care centers, Aultman Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital in Canton, Ohio.
On the day of the procedure, you change into a hospital gown and lie down on an exam table. Dr. Mastracco administers general anesthesia, causing you to fall asleep. Once you’re comfortable, he uses special tools to repair the damaged or diseased tissues in your foot or ankle. Then, he closes the incisions and moves you to a recovery room for observation.
You might need to stay in the hospital for a night or two, depending on the type of surgery you had. If you have a minimally invasive procedure, a friend or family member can take you home on the same day of the operation.
To see if you’re a candidate for foot and ankle surgery, call Mastracco Foot & Ankle or book an appointment online today.