In the event of chronic or traumatic injury, it’s possible for your foot or ankle to suffer to the point of needing surgery for a full recovery. As an orthopaedic practice, Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness specialize in the range of issues that may affect the foot and ankle. We are up-to-date and progressive in the numerous care options that are available to you (both surgical and nonsurgical) in the area of foot and ankle pain treatment.
When discussing your foot and ankle needs, you can expect to meet directly with our Medical Director, Dr. Prisk. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty fellowship training and over 10 years of experience in treating complex conditions of the foot and ankle, both surgically and non-surgically. His evaluations can focus on joint, bone, tendon, ligament, or muscle pain, injury, or deformity. Following an exam, he can assess your need for conservative or operative care.
The care team at Prisk Orthopaedics and Wellness is extensively experienced at providing both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for virtually all foot and ankle conditions. If surgery is determined to be necessary, we provide physical therapy to help patients restore their full range of motion, strength, and flexibility. Contact our office to find out how we can heal you!
If you've suffered from any foot or ankle injury, the orthopedic foot and ankle doctor at Prisk Orthopaedic and Wellness can help.
Foot and ankle surgery is a method of treatment that’s prescribed after conservative, non-surgical avenues of care are explored but do not provide major improvements to suffering individuals. The non-surgical treatment options explored prior to foot and ankle surgery include rest, inserts, braces, therapy, medications, injections, and biologic regenerative treatments.
The following is a list of conditions that affect the foot and/or ankles, as well as key surgeries and procedures that may help to address pain points that do not respond to non-surgical care efforts:
Yes. Restoring your full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
Specific risks will vary from procedure to procedure, although some general risks include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, stiffness, and nerve damage. Your doctor will always discuss the risks associated with your specific procedure.
Specific complications will vary from health issue to health issue. However, some common complications of not undergoing an orthopaedic surgery for your condition include chronic pain, loss of joint motion, joint weakness, numbness, and an early onset of arthritis.
The post-operative recovery period varies, based on the particular surgery as well as the individual patient. Generally, it is recommended that patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery, and to resume light duties only when returning to work. Your surgeon will always give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.
You should wait at least one week after surgery before driving. This is because anesthetic and surgery can affect post-op judgment and reflexes during the first full week following your surgery. However, your surgeon will provide more specifics for your particular situation. Adhering to these specific guidelines is important. Right lower extremity surgery can take longer to return.
Your doctor will instruct you about post-treatment exercises, i.e. the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery. If you have specific questions about a workout routine you used before surgery, please discuss them with your care team.
This varies depending on the type of surgery you are recovery from. In general, this can range from a few days to a few months. Return to all activities, sports and exercise can take up to four to six months. Your doctor can advise you on a timeline specific to you prior to and after surgery.
Since surgical care is unique in every individual, it's impossible for us to answer every question about your care needs here. We want to help you properly, via a collaborative care process that puts you and your health needs in full focus. And it all begins with a conversation about your health, needs, and goals. To review your care options in-depth, and to prepare for your visits and/or foot and ankle surgery, please contact us at or submit an .