Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle
Foot & Ankle Surgery & Podiatry located in Madison, WI
Fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon Colin Graney, DPM, has expertise in complicated procedures like total joint replacement, complex deformity correction, and reconstructive surgery. They practice the latest techniques in foot surgery at Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle in Madison, Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a highly trained and personable foot surgeon, call or book an appointment online today.
Foot Surgery Q & A
Why would I need foot surgery?
Our providers always takes the most conservative approach to treatment available. But sometimes, foot surgery is necessary. Foot surgery can repair torn ligaments, tendons, and muscles as well as damaged bone and cartilage. You may need foot surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Sports injuries
- Traumatic injuries
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Tendon and ligament tears
- Loose or damaged cartilage
- Painful growths like a tumor or neuroma
- Moderate deformities like a bunion or hammertoe
- Complex foot deformities
- Adult flatfoot syndrome
- Chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
If nonsurgical treatments fail to improve your pain and symptoms, or if your condition is severe, foot surgery can relieve pain and improve your mobility.
What are the different types of foot surgery?
Dr. Graney has advanced training in various types of foot surgery, including:
Minimally invasive arthroscopy
Arthroscopic foot and ankle surgery is considered minimally invasive because it uses much smaller incisions and causes less damage to healthy tissues than open surgery. Dr. Graney makes one or more buttonhole-sized incisions in your foot and inserts a thin, flexible instrument called an arthroscope.
The arthroscope has a lighted camera lens at one end that projects a magnified, high-definition image of the inside of your foot onto a monitor. Using arthroscopy, Dr. Graney can diagnose and treat many conditions and injuries without open surgery.
Total joint replacement
Joint replacement surgery can dramatically improve your mobility and overall quality of life if your foot or ankle is severely damaged from an injury or a disease like arthritis. This procedure involves removing the damaged parts of your joint and replacing them with artificial components. Joint replacement usually isn’t available as a minimally invasive surgery.
What should I expect from foot surgery?
First, your provider thoroughly reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure that foot surgery is your best option. They always explore the simplest and least-invasive treatments before recommending surgery.
If you need foot surgery, your provider takes time to explain the best methods and procedures available so you can make an informed decision. Then, they tell you how to prepare for your specific surgery. Depending on your condition, foot surgery may occur in the hospital or as an outpatient procedure.
To learn more about foot surgery, call Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle or book an appointment online today.