Alec Burks of the Utah Jazz will have to undergo surgery for a broken ankle despite being told no additional surgery would be required. Jazz sources stated, “Alec has chosen to have the surgery because it will potentially allow him to come back at an earlier date.” With Burks away from the Jazz, Coach Quin Snyder will have to decide what is necessary for the team before the All-Star Break.

Foot surgery is a serious deal and typically done if other treatments do not seem to work. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor will fulfill your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for extreme cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

  • Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunion growth
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated with technological advancement. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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