If a flat foot causes you severe pain that does not respond to non-surgical treatment, you may be a good candidate for flat foot surgery. At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Foot and Ankle Center, we perform flat foot surgery for a variety of patients, including:
- People with congenital flat foot
- People with acquired flat foot
We restore your arch to the proper position using a range of advanced techniques, such as:
- Osteotomy, where we realign your bones to a healthy position
- Tendon transfer, where we replace or lengthen a tendon
- Ligament reconstruction, where we stretch and tighten a ligament
- Bone fusion, where we meld the bones together, or remove a bone
In some cases, you may need multiple procedures. We perform all necessary procedures and correct your entire problem within one surgery.
Flat Foot Care – MedStar Georgetown’s Comprehensive Approach
The orthopedic foot and ankle specialists at MedStar Georgetown’s Foot and Ankle Center offer you the experienced, comprehensive care you need to effectively eliminate the pain caused by flat foot.
All of our specialists have fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery and focus exclusively on caring for conditions affecting the lower extremities. We perform 1,500 foot and ankle surgeries each year using the most advanced techniques and technology. We also perform many revision surgeries for people who have had flat foot surgery elsewhere but were not satisfied with the outcome.
In addition, we offer many additional services to help promote your successful recovery. These services include:
- Pedorthic and shoe consultants, if you need special orthotics, inserts or shoes
- Durable medical goods, including braces, crutches, and other equipment you may need during recovery
- Physical therapy
Our competent and friendly staff will coordinate all these services for you so you do not have to spend time worrying about how to manage them.
Flat Foot Surgery Recovery
You will likely need several weeks to recover from flat foot surgery. During that time, you will rest the foot, and then slowly begin to bear weight on it. You will also need to wear a protective brace around your foot. We will likely recommend a course of physical therapy to help you regain strength and range of motion in your foot and ankle. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss the details of your recovery with you in greater detail prior to your procedure.