If you fracture your foot or can’t walk because of arthritis-related ankle pain, it may be time to consider surgery. At The Foot Clinic in Tooele, Utah, Richard Luke Jones, DPM, offers minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery to repair damage that causes chronic pain or interferes with your mobility. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Jones can treat arthritis, bunions, hammertoe, and other conditions that affect your feet or ankles. To find out if minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery is right for you, call the office today or book an appointment online.
You may be a candidate for foot and ankle surgery if you have an underlying condition or injury that’s not treatable with medications, physical therapy, or other nonsurgical treatments.
Dr. Jones may recommend foot and ankle surgery to address:
He also offers minimally invasive surgeries using an ankle scope to repair fractures in your ankle joint or to correct joint instability from osteoarthritis or trauma.
During foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Jones uses minimally invasive techniques to access the damaged parts of your foot or ankle through small incisions. Through the incisions, he inserts a scope that has a light and attached camera.
The camera transmits real-time video of the surgical site to an external monitor that Dr. Jones watches throughout your procedure. The camera supplies a magnified view of your foot or ankle, so he can operate with a higher level of precision.
Dr. Jones can repair fractures, soft tissue tears, and arthritis damage without disrupting surrounding tissue. After he completes your surgery, he closes the incisions with sutures.
Although everyone heals at their own pace after foot and ankle surgery, the small incisions Dr. Jones makes should heal within two weeks. You receive after-care instructions to care for your incisions to prevent infections and scarring.
During your recovery, Dr. Jones may refer you for physical therapy to restore mobility in your foot or ankle. He can also recommend exercises you can do at home to strengthen the muscles in your foot or ankle.
At your follow-up appointment at The Foot Clinic, Dr. Jones removes your stitches and determines when it's safe for you to resume work and your usual activities. He may also recommend orthotics to relieve any discomfort in your foot or ankle when you walk, stand, or wear shoes.
To find out if foot and ankle surgery is right for you, call The Foot Clinic today or book a consultation online.