Phoenician Foot & Ankle Specialists
Podiatrists located in Scottsdale, AZ
A fracture or a severe ligament or tendon tear might require surgery to restore full function to your foot or ankle. If you’re in need of foot and ankle surgery, experienced podiatrist Nima Sana, DPM, and Matine Mirsaidi, DPM of Phoenician Foot & Ankle Specialists in Scottsdale, Arizona, can help. Dr. Sana and Dr. Mirsaidi are experts in advanced forms of foot and ankle surgery, including minimally invasive arthroscopy. To benefit from his expertise, call or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment today.
Foot and Ankle Surgery Q&A
Why might I require foot and ankle surgery?
Some of the more likely reasons for requiring foot and ankle surgery include:
- Bone deterioration from arthritis
- Non-healing fractures
- Ligament sprains
- Tendon strains
- Damaged or loose cartilage
- Rigid hammertoe
- Severe bunions
- Very deep corns
- Ankle instability
- Sports injuries
- Severe plantar fasciitis
Dr. Sana performs corrective foot and ankle surgery for these problems and many others when conservative treatments are unsuitable or unsuccessful.
What techniques does foot and ankle surgery use?
Dr. Sana uses the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art technology at Phoenician Foot & Ankle Specialists to ensure you receive the optimal outcome from your foot and ankle surgery. The practice also has state-of-the-art on-site X-ray facilities for your convenience.
Whenever possible, Dr. Sana uses minimally invasive techniques. These methods require only small incisions rather than the large wound necessary in open surgery.
A special endoscopic instrument with a light and a camera enters your foot or ankle through the tiny incision, giving Dr. Sana a view of the tissues on a screen. He then performs your procedure with the images to guide him, using instruments that fit into these small access points.
What are the advantages of minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery?
Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery has some notable advantages over open surgery. Because there’s less tissue damage, you don’t bleed as much, the procedure isn’t as painful, and you may only require a local or regional anesthetic.
You won’t have to stay in the hospital for so long after minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, and in many cases, you can go home soon after your procedure. There’s a significant reduction in postoperative pain and scarring, and you should recover much more quickly.
What are the different kinds of foot and ankle surgery?
Dr. Sana has exceptional skills in performing many different kinds of foot and ankle surgery, including:
- Foot and ankle reconstruction
- Fracture repair
- Bone fusion
- Damaged cartilage removal
- Tendon repair
- Ligament reconstruction
- Scar tissue removal
- Joint replacement
When performing joint repairs and replacements, Dr. Sana uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques for most patients. There may be occasions when it’s not possible to use these methods, but Dr. Sana can perform open surgery when necessary with equal skill and care.
To find out more about foot and ankle surgery and schedule a consultation, call Phoenician Foot & Ankle Specialists or book an appointment online today.