Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot and ankle surgery; They are surgical functions written for the treatment of all kinds of problems related to the foot and ankle. These problems can occur from the fingertip to the ankle, joint disorders, calcifications, rheumatic diseases, imprinting disorders, diabetic foot problems, from ingrown nails to the most complex deformations, congenital or non-congenital, and occur in different spectrums. Among these problems, foot fractures are also seen. Fractures can occur in 29 bones and 33 joints of the foot separately. Some of these require surgical treatment.
One of the most common and most problematic fractures is heel fracture. Heel fractures occur as a result of falling from a height. Until recently, they were known as fractures that could not be treated surgically, but in recent years, these fractures can be successfully treated with surgical operations.
Major Foot and Ankle Problems
We can list the main foot and ankle problems within the scope of foot and ankle surgeons as follows:
- Low Foot Deformity
- Finger Deformity
- Thumb Problems
- Midfoot Calcifications and Deformity
- Pit Foot Deformities
- Achilles Tendon Injury
- Heel Pain
- Diabetic Foot
- Ankle Joint and Joint Calcification
- Cartilage Lesions
- Heel Fractures
- Ankle Side Ligament Ruptures
Gait analysis begins 3 months after the child starts walking independently. There is no advanced age limit for gait analysis.
Gait analysis is performed if deemed necessary after clinical examination for children with walking and foot-foot problems. It is not necessary to have a gait analysis for every child.
If the detected gait disturbance or foot-foot problems are not intervened in a timely and correct manner, higher-level problems may occur with advancing age. Disturbances in joint alignments, adverse postural changes in joints at the upper and lower levels, pain, and fatigue are examples of this.