Ankle & Foot Surgery

Birch Tree Foot and Ankle -  - Foot and Ankle Specialist

Birch Tree Foot and Ankle

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Traverse City, MI & Manistee, MI

If you have a disease or an injury involving your foot or ankle, you may need surgery. At Birch Tree Foot and Ankle, with offices in Traverse City and Manistee, Michigan, fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons Jeffrey Weber, DPM, and Randy Hartman, DPM, offer innovative ankle and foot surgery to restore musculoskeletal structure, function, and mobility. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.

What is ankle and foot surgery?

Ankle and foot surgery includes procedures that allow your specialist to remove, repair, reconstruct, or replace damaged tissues in your feet or ankles. The experts at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle have many years of experience performing all types of foot and ankle surgeries.

What are common ankle and foot surgeries?

Some ankle and foot surgery options available at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle include:

  • Tendon, ligament, or cartilage surgery
  • Surgeries for fractures
  • Ankle fusion
  • Bunion surgery
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Partial ankle replacement 
  • Flat foot reconstruction
  • Surgery for muscle damage
  • Arthritis surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis surgery
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Amputation 

You may need ankle or foot surgery because of an injury, disease, trauma, or age-related wear if conservative options haven’t worked to reduce discomfort or restore musculoskeletal function. 

Is ankle and foot surgery right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for ankle and foot surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle, your specialist reviews your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, and preferences. They examine your feet and ankles and may order blood tests, X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI, or another imaging procedure to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan. 

How should I prepare for my surgery?

Follow your surgeon’s instructions before undergoing ankle and foot surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle. Avoid smoking, stop taking certain medications if your specialist asks you to, and arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after the procedure. You may need to avoid foods and drinks the morning of your scheduled surgery.

What happens during ankle and foot surgery?

During ankle and foot surgery, your provider numbs the treatment area and gives you medicine to help you relax or fall asleep. They make one or more tiny incisions to remove, reconstruct, replace, or repair damaged tissues. Your surgeon then closes the incisions. They might place bandages and a brace, splint, cast, or boot on your foot or ankle.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After undergoing ankle and foot surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle, have someone drive you home and stay with you. Ice the treatment area, take medications as directed, and avoid strenuous activity. You may need to use crutches initially after surgery while your foot or ankle heals.

Attend physical therapy sessions and follow-up visits at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle. Complete recovery could take up to 6-12 months, depending on the type of surgery.

To learn more about ankle and foot surgery at Birch Tree Foot and Ankle and find out if it’s right for you, call the office or use the online booking feature today.