Foot Surgery as a Podiatric Treatment
Surgery for Ingrown Toenails
Minor surgery can permanently cure an ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis). When a nail penetrates the skin surrounding it, pain, redness, and swelling may occur. Infection can also spread to the surrounding tissue and sometimes even to the bone. Before administering a local anesthesia, the podiatrist evaluates whether surgery is needed. While the healing time is short, this treatment is suitable only for specific cases.
Surgery to Remove a Synovial Cyst
The accommodative foot orthotic requires a prescription. It aims to relieve the pressure – in terms of magnitude and duration – from a painful or injured area on the bottom of the foot. These insoles facilitate walking because they are less rigid and more comfortable.
Operation for Hallux Valgus (Bunion Foot)
The hallux valgus surgery is performed as a last resort. Prior to this, the podiatrist performs a comprehensive assessment of your biomechanics using digital radiology. Following this examination, he determines the appropriate treatment for hallux valgus. In many cases, conservative treatment, such as the wearing of orthotics, can correct a bunion foot.
Hammer Toe Surgery
The hammer toe is sometimes a complication from hallux valgus and can cause pain. Surgery is one of the possible treatments. The podiatrist determines the appropriate treatment. Visit our podiatric clinic for a complete evaluation of a hammer toe or claw toe.
Preventative Surgery Detection by Skin Biopsy
A skin biopsy can detect a large number of skin abnormalities. By taking a small sample of the skin of the lower limbs, the podiatrist can diagnose cancer and determine if the disease is affecting the adjacent skin. The biopsy can even target the source of the problem.
Detection by Nail Biopsy
A nail biopsy can detect the presence of fungi and other skin diseases. It can be practised with or without local anaesthesia. The podiatrist will take a small sample of the nail and will analyze it quickly. Please note that we alone offer this service in the region.
Laboratory Analysis of Samples
Once the biopsy has been obtained, the sample is sent to the pathology laboratory for analysis. The skin or the nail will be examined to confirm the presence or absence of skin cancer and other diseases. If a disease is present, the podiatrist will ensure that the file is taken over by a specialist. Visit our podiatrist to benefit from these exclusive services.
Why Take a Biopsy of the Skin and Nails?
The podiatrist will examine your skin and nails to discover abnormalities. As a result of his training, he is able to detect a cancer that can occur in the lower extremities. When he diagnoses the presence of skin cancer, he performs a biopsy under local anaesthesia. This preventive measure makes a big difference for both the detection and the treatment of a disease.
Is a Podiatrist Qualified to Perform Foot Surgery?
Yes, he is a doctor of podiatric medicine and holds a university education of four years spread over 1770 hours of theoretical and 2,300 hours of practical training. At the end of his studies, he performs a four-month internship at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Thus, he is a health care professional trained to perform foot surgery. The more complex surgeries, such as bone surgery, require additional training, such as a residence.
Does the Podiatrist Take Complete Control of Your Case?
The podiatrist takes charge of your treatment completely, until you are healed. He will take the time to explain in detail the risks and benefits of surgery. In addition, he works with your family doctor to get a complete overview of your health. Visit our clinic for more information.