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Your Guide to Foot Fusion Surgery

Are you suffering from foot pain that is affecting your quality of life? Learn more about how our foot fusion surgery and how our specialists can help quickly and safely restore your function and movement.

Are you suffering from prolonged muscle, joint, or tendon pain? Our shoulder, ankle, and foot surgeon specialists can perform multiple procedures that will:

  • Improve your range of motion
  • Reduce any pain, swelling, or discomfort
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Increase your joint movement
  • Prevent any deformities
  • Make it easier for you to perform daily activities

Shoulder, Ankle, and Foot Surgeon Specialists at our Kelowna Private Hospital

At our Kelowna health surgical centre, our surgeons are experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of general, orthopedic, and cosmetic procedures, including shoulder, ankle, and foot fusion surgeries.

Whatever your needs or goals, we provide customized health care, minimal wait times and successful outcomes to restore your function and quality of life.

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Foot Fusion Surgery: What You Need to Know

At our Kelowna private hospital, our foot surgeon specialists are experienced in a wide range of procedures to help eliminate any foot pain or stiffness. One of these procedures is foot fusion surgery, which is carried out to permanently join or stiffen a joint between arthritic bones.

This procedure is often recommended to treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Flat feet
  • Foot fractures and other injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


What Happens During a Foot Fusion Surgery?

A foot fusion surgery, which typically requires an overnight stay in the hospital, will be performed under general anesthetic. Your surgeon may also add an injection in the leg to numb your foot after surgery and reduce any pain.

Step 1: Your surgeon will make incisions in the foot. The number of incisions required will vary depending on which joints are being fused together.

Step 2: The damaged joint will be removed and your bones will be stiffened with plates and screws. These will remain in the foot to enhance stability and allow your bones to fuse as they heal.

Step 3: If you and your surgeon decided during a pre-procedure consultation that another bone is needed for fusing, this will be taken from another area of your body, or a donor bone will be used.

Step 4: Once your foot fusion surgery is complete, your foot surgery specialist will close the incisions with stitches.



Considering Foot Fusion Surgery? Here are the Benefits and Risks

Foot fusion surgery is a popular way to treat arthritis in patients because it is designed to add more strength to the joint. Other great benefits of this surgery include:

  • Permanent results
  • Instant pain relief
  • Short recovery period for foot surgery (2-3 months)
  • Restoration of movement will make it easy to perform everyday tasks
  • You’ll be able to put your full weight on the joint after the surgery

When performed by a foot surgery specialist, a foot fusion is a safe and effective way of eliminating pain and improving your quality of life. However, as with all surgical procedures, there are some risks associated with this surgery that you should discuss with your surgeon beforehand.

Such risks include:

  • Nerve-damage and infection
  • Higher risk of deep vein thrombosis
  • Limits movement, making certain activities impossible.
  • May create wear and tear on other joints of the body


Book a Consultation

If you are considering a foot fusion surgery, it is best to schedule a consultation with an experienced foot surgery specialist. They can assess your needs, lifestyle, and overall health to determine if this is a safe choice for you.

To find out more, visit us at 401-3320 Richter St, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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