Foot and Ankle Surgery Specialist

Foot and Ankle Surgery services offered in Holladay and West Jordan, UT

If you have a foot or ankle injury, birth defect, or debilitating disease, foot and ankle surgery can restore musculoskeletal function. At Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic in Holladay and West Jordan, Utah, our podiatrists Christiaan Goebel, DPM, Weston Packard, DPM, and their skilled team offer advanced, minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery to ensure you get back on your feet. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today. We serve all of Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities.

Foot and Ankle Surgery Q&A

What is foot and ankle surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic uses cutting-edge technology and procedures to remove, repair, reconstruct, or replace damaged tissues to ease pain and improve your mobility. The podiatry team is highly trained in surgery in addition to conservative treatments for foot and ankle pain.

Why might I need foot and ankle surgery?

You may be a candidate for foot or ankle surgery if you struggle with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Severe sprain
  • Fracture
  • Tendon rupture
  • Club foot
  • Severe arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe 
  • Mallet Toe
  • Foot or ankle deformities
  • Sports injuries
  • Age-related joint deterioration
  • Infections
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Other causes of foot or ankle pain

Many times, conservative treatments reduce foot and ankle discomfort. However, other times surgery is the most effective option for long-lasting relief.

How should I prepare for my procedure?

To get ready for foot and ankle surgery, the Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic team gives you instructions to follow. You may need to stop taking certain medications or dietary supplements before the scheduled procedure. Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home afterward.

What should I expect during foot and ankle surgery?

Before foot and ankle surgery, your podiatrist numbs the treatment area and offers you a sedative if needed to help you relax. They make tiny incisions to remove, repair, or replace damaged tissues and close the incisions before taking you to a recovery area. Your specialist may place bandages and a cast, brace, or boot on your foot.

What happens after the procedure?

You can usually go home the same day as foot and ankle surgery. It’s important to follow your post-surgery instructions. Take medicines as directed, ice the treatment area, and keep your feet and ankles clean. 

Get plenty of rest and use crutches if your surgeon asks you to until your foot or ankle begins to heal. Attend physical therapy sessions and follow-up visits with the Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic team to maximize healing.

To find out if you’re a candidate for foot and ankle surgery at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic, call the office or schedule an evaluation online today.