For foot and ankle surgery, a less serious injury can be treated by arthroscopic surgery, which requires less time both in the hospital and during recovery. For more serious injuries a person can have the joint entirely replaced with a synthetic implant, which will require more hospital time and a recovery period of one to two weeks. For people who actively use their foot and ankle a joint fusion surgery may be more viable. This option, however, leads to lower mobility in the ankle joint as the fusion to another bone makes it unable to move.

The doctors of Northtowns Orthopedics, P.C. specialize in providing medical care for foot and ankle problems.