Foot & Ankle
Our feet quite literally carry us through life, which is why even minor injuries to the foot or ankle can result in hindered mobility. Foot and ankle injuries involve anything from arthritis and sprains to bone fractures. Often these injuries are related to workplace or sports injuries, but age also plays a critical role.
ABOUT FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY
Most foot and ankle injuries heal naturally over time, aided by preventative care, physical therapy and occasionally, medication. However, severe cases may require surgical attention. The number of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons that work together to keep you mobile require the utmost attention to ensure a full recovery, and Advent surgeons are fully prepared to operate under such attention to detail.
RECOVERY & REHABILITATION
Your post-operative recovery period is essential to the entire process of surgery and a return to optimum function. Inevitably, patients will feel moderate pain following the surgery, but medication can be prescribed to alleviate discomfort.
Although the foot and ankle play a crucial role in day-to-day mobility, immobilization of the area will be necessary to facilitate complete recovery. Physical therapy often accompanies post-operative rehabilitation. Your Advent specialist will evaluate each case to determine an appropriate recovery time.