Posts for: April, 2014
By Dr. Eric Peters, D.P.M.
April 18, 2014
Category: Foot Surgery
When you hear the term “foot surgery,” your mind might wander. This term can cover various surgery options for your feet, which is why Dr. Peters is working to provide you with an inside look at foot surgery at his White Plains office. Let’s take a look at some of the common types of foot surgery:
A bunion is a bony bump that develops on the side of your foot and at the base of your big toe. If your symptoms carry on over a long period of time, your toe may need to be surgically corrected. Through foot surgery for your bunion, this involves straightening your big toe and metatarsals. Most surgery can be performed as a day case and can take up to an hour to complete. By visiting Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains, foot surgery for your bunion can be determined.
Hammertoes can also cause your other toes to become clawed or permanently bent, which can be eased by arthroplasty and arthrodesis. Both procedures are performed as day cases and last around an hour—similar to bunion surgery. Your stitches will be removed in about two to three weeks after your surgery and you will need another dressing for two to six weeks after that.
Due to inflammation of the lining of your joint in some forms of arthritis, the joints in your forefoot can be damaged. These joints are referred to as metatarsophalangeal joints and they can become dislocated when damaged by arthritis. For residents of White Plains, foot surgery might be needed if your symptoms are severe and can’t be controlled by other treatment modalities.
Contact Dr. Eric Peters in White Plains for foot surgery information if you are currently experiencing foot pain, whether it is due to bunions, hammertoes or any other condition of the foot. With foot surgery, Dr. Peters can help to correct your ailments so that you can live without pain.