Foot Surgery

Title: Foot Surgeries: Conditions, Procedures, Risks, and Potential Complications


Welcome to the Kopec Law Firm’s comprehensive guide on foot surgeries. In this website page, we will discuss various foot conditions that may require surgical intervention, the procedures involved, as well as the associated risks and potential complications. With foot surgeries are generally safe and effective, there is a possibility of risks and complications from surgical errors, which we will address in detail. In such circumstances, it is important to consult with a Maryland foot surgery lawyer.

Specific Foot Surgeries

  1. Bunionectomy:
    • Condition: Firstly, bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe, causing pain and deformity.
    • Procedure: A bunionectomy involves removing the bony prominence and realigning the affected joint. This may include shaving the bone, repositioning tendons, or inserting screws or plates for stability.
    • Risks and Complications: Last, potential risks include infection, nerve damage, recurrence of the bunion, stiffness, and prolonged healing time. A Maryland foot surgery lawyer can explain each of the complications in more detail during your free consultation.
  2. Hammertoe Surgery:
    • Condition: Hammertoe is a deformity where one or more toes bend abnormally, resembling a hammer.
    • Procedure: Hammertoe surgery typically involves releasing or repositioning the affected tendons and ligaments, and then sometimes removing a small piece of bone.
    • Risks and Complications: Risks associated with hammertoe surgery include infection, nerve damage, recurrence of the deformity, stiffness, and delayed wound healing.
  3. Plantar Fascia Release:
    • Condition: Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, subsequently causing heel pain.
    • Procedure: Plantar fascia release involves partially cutting the plantar fascia ligament to relieve tension and reduce pain.
    • Risks and Complications: Potential risks include infection, nerve damage, arch collapse, heel pad atrophy, and incomplete pain relief. A Maryland foot surgery lawyer can give you advice on the specific injury you have suffered.

Additional Foot Surgeries:

  1. Achilles Tendon Repair:
    • Condition: Achilles tendon rupture occurs when the strong tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone tears.
    • Procedure: Achilles tendon repair involves reattaching the torn ends of the tendon, either through open surgery or minimally invasive techniques.
    • Risks and Complications: Risks include infection, nerve damage, re-rupture, delayed healing, stiffness, and calf weakness.
  2. Neuroma Excision:
    • Condition: Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition specifically caused by the thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to the toes.
    • Procedure: Neuroma excision involves removing the affected nerve or releasing the pressure on the nerve.
    • Risks and Complications: Consequently, potential risks include infection, nerve damage, stump neuroma (regrowth of the nerve), persistent pain, and altered sensation.

Next Step: Consult with a Maryland Foot Surgery Lawyer

Foot surgeries address various conditions and can improve quality of life. It is important to understand the potential risks and complications associated with each surgery.

If you have been injured as a result of a foot surgery, visit the free consultation page or video. Then contact the Kopec Law Firm at 800-604-0704 to speak directly with Attorney Mark Kopec. He is a top-rated Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer. The Kopec Law Firm is in Baltimore and pursues cases throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.

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