Some people can live their whole lives with flat feet without thinking too much about it. For others, having flat feet can lead to foot pain and difficulty walking. One option for treating flat feet is surgical correction. We’ll cover everything you need to know if you’re considering reconstruction surgery for flat feet.
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The syndesmotic ligament connects the two bones of the leg; this is often referred to as the ankle sydesmosis, or just syndesmosis. Syndesmosis ligament injuries often occur in conjunction with other ankle injuries, including sprains and fractures.1 If a damaged syndesmosis is left untreated, poor results often occur.
At one time, foot and ankle specialists would discourage patients with arthritis from getting a total joint replacement because of the risk of infection, and problems with early systems. Those patients had few choices, except to fuse the joint and lose mobility. But now, a new design for one ankle replacement system means patients—even those with severe deformities have more options.
It is not possible to get rid of heel spurs without surgery. However, some figures suggest that heel spurs only cause pain in 5% of cases. If someone is experiencing heel pain, there may be another cause