Fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons Colin Graney, DPM, and Mary Hickner, DPM have expertise in complicated procedures like total joint replacement, complex deformity correction, and reconstructive surgery. They practices 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.
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:
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.
Dr. Graney and Dr. Hickner have advanced training in various types of foot surgery, including:
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.
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.
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.