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Reconstructive Surgery for Mistakes from Previous Surgeries in Sugar Land

Reconstructive surgery is a common and effective treatment option for a number of foot conditions, including bunions, ganglion cysts, and traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle. However, foot surgery can sometimes fail due to various factors. Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists offers reconstructive foot surgery and reconstructive ankle surgery near Sugar Land to correct mistakes from one or more previous surgeries, including bunion surgery, plantar fasciitis surgery, and heel spur treatment. Our experienced foot surgeons and ankle surgeons have in-depth knowledge on how to solve these complex problems.

Common Reasons Patients Seek Reconstructive Foot Surgery

Reconstructive foot surgery can correct a mistake made during a previous surgery or address the lack of results from prior surgical treatments. You may seek reconstructive surgery shortly after surgery fails to solve your issue, or years later when you experience a recurrence of pain or completely new symptoms. Reconstructive foot surgery may be necessary if

  • the nails or screws used to hold the bones of your foot or ankle together following a traumatic injury or bunion surgery become damaged or loose.
  • your bunion surgery does not heal correctly or simply fails to address your pain.
  • ganglion cysts recur on the feet, even after surgical removal.
  • too much bone was removed during a previous surgery, affecting your comfort and mobility.
  • your previous podiatrist was not experienced enough to perform your surgery correctly, resulting in unsatisfactory results.

Top Three Reasons Bunion Surgery Fails

Bunion surgery is one of the most commonly-performed foot surgeries in the U.S., offering success rates of up to 90%. However, there are also some common reasons podiatrists see this type of surgery fail.

  1. There are a wide variety of bunion surgery options; for the greatest chance of success, your surgeon must tailor your treatment to your exact needs. If the wrong technique is used, it won’t fully address your bunion and revision surgery will be needed.
  2. Healing and recovery following bunion surgery takes time. In some cases, patients don’t follow podiatrists’ instructions properly; in other instances, surgeons don’t prescribe the right type of recovery schedule or try to rush patients through the healing process.
  3. Your age and activity level will influence your surgery’s outcome. Younger, more active patients may not be as pleased with the results of traditional bunion surgery because increased stress on the foot can negatively impact the results of many bunion treatment techniques.

Do you have questions about reconstructive foot surgery or other treatment options for foot injuries and pain? You can schedule an appointment with a podiatrist experienced in reconstructive surgery today by calling Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists at (281) 242-3338.

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