Foot surgery is one of the fastest-growing areas of surgical treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Often, patients do not even know that many foot problems, such as flat feet, can be effectively treated surgically. Besides, in many cases, only surgery on the foot provides a real therapeutic effect, for example, in the case of hallux valgus deformity of the great toe. Modern foot surgery is based on an understanding of the biomechanics of the foot, taking into account all the nuances of the disease, the specifics of its development, and the individual case of a particular patient. The latest technological equipment of our clinic, as well as the experience of our specialists, allow us to surgically treat various diseases of the feet and deformities even in the most difficult cases.
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AIWA Clinic – modern and minimally invasive foot surgery
Over the past 10–20 years, both the technique of surgeries on the foot and the idea of how to perform these surgeries more correctly and successfully have changed significantly. Many problems can now be solved with minimally invasive surgery, such as arthroscopic surgery. Using this method, surgical instruments and video surveillance equipment are passed through several small incisions into a body cavity, which helps minimize the impact on neighboring tissues and various risks. Arthroscopic surgery is a gentle method with a shorter rehabilitation period. Since foot surgery includes the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the feet, fingers, and ankles, the highly qualified doctors of our clinic provide a wide range of surgical operations, as well as professional consultations.
Consultations of a traumatologist, orthopedist
Traumatologists and orthopedists are specialists whose competence includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Consultations with these doctors are necessary in case of various injuries, as well as in case of acquired and congenital deformities of joints, bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Our clinic employs highly qualified doctors who deal even with complex diseases and deformities, using proven therapeutic and surgical methods for diagnosis and treatment.
Hallux Valgus foot deformation surgeries (osteotomy, arthrodesis)
Deformation of the big toe Hallux valgus is one of the most common foot diseases that occur in the area of the great toe. It is the deviation of the big toe towards the little finger. In case of such a deformation, the second finger is also deformed. The goal of Hallux valgus surgery is to prevent pain and create a functional foot, as well as achieve a cosmetic effect.
Hallux rigidus (osteotomy, arthrodesis)
Hallux rigidus is a type of degenerative arthritis that affects the joints in the lower part of the big toe. This condition causes stiffness and soreness in the joint, which makes walking, standing, bending, squatting, or running difficult. The goal of Hallux rigidus surgery is to preserve the joint, reduce pain in this area, and improve freedom of movement. Several surgical procedures are performed to alleviate the discomfort caused by Hallux rigidus. They are determined according to the individual case of each patient.
Arthroscopy of the foot
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive joint surgery, usually performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, which can last from fifteen minutes to two hours, depending on the type of surgery. The main advantages of this operation are a quick recovery and a return to everyday life, a low level of complications, reduced risk of damaging surrounding tissues (nerves, blood vessels, and muscles). Arthroscopy of the foot can be used, for example, for the treatment of arthritis of the ankle joint, instability of the ankle joint, synovitis, and other diseases.
Corrective surgery on the small toes (osteotomy, arthrodesis, tendon transposition, tendon stretching, tenotomy)
The surgery of correcting small toes will help in case of deformation of the toes, which can occur, for example, due to overload when wearing uncomfortable shoes. Various procedures are used to prevent deformation of the small toes, such as osteotomy, which is used to treat bone deformation, or arthrodesis, which is the fusion of the joints of the foot to reduce pain and increase joint function.
Morton's neuroma surgery
Morton’s neuroma can be caused, for example, by the wrong load on the foot, which causes compression of the nerves. This is often linked to wearing tight, pointy, or high-heeled shoes. Morton’s neuroma is accompanied by stabbing and burning pain, swelling, tingling in the forefoot. It can also be treated surgically by removing a damaged and irritated nerve.
The benefits of surgical treatment at AIWA Clinic
Because of the active use of minimally invasive methods, foot surgery is less traumatic, which allows us to “protect” our patients from serious postoperative pain. Also, such surgeries allow you to quickly recover and return to normal life. Our patients are examined and sent home the same day or the day after surgery. This is possible because of the latest technologies used in our clinic. We can be proud of one of the best equipment in Latvia and the Baltic countries.
An additional advantage is the great cosmetic effect. There are no large scars after the surgery since the incisions during the operation are minimal. The special program of our clinic allows traumatologists to simulate the surgery before it is performed, which allows us to accurately plan and give the patient the most accurate and best result. Sign up for a consultation with our specialists and take care of your foot health today!