Foot Surgery

Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic

Podiatrist & Foot & Ankle Surgeon serving Draper, Orem, Provo, American Fork, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Saratoga Springs, Sandy, South Jordan, Herriman, & Bluffdale, UT.

When foot injuries and chronic conditions don’t respond to conservative treatments, it may be time to consider foot surgery. Greg Brockbank, DPM, and the expert podiatry team at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic in Draper and Orem, Utah, specialize in minimally invasive foot procedures. If you need foot surgery or would like a second opinion about a particular procedure, book an evaluation through the website today or call the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member.

Foot Surgery Q & A

Why do I need foot surgery?

In most cases, conservative treatments can help you heal over time and may help you avoid surgery. In some cases, nonsurgical solutions aren’t enough, or you have an injury that’s too advanced for conservative therapy. Your podiatrist may recommend undergoing foot surgery to treat:

  • Neuromas
  • Heel spurs
  • Diabetic foot ulcers 
  • Severe plantar fasciitis 
  • Complex bone fractures
  • Tendon or ligament tears
  • Bunions, hammertoes, or mallet toes

Foot surgery may be essential for nail issues, too. For instance, if you have an ingrown toenail or advanced case of fungal nails, you may need to have your affected toenail removed. 

Will I be awake for foot surgery?

In many cases, yes. The expert podiatric practitioners at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic can perform many types of foot surgeries right in the office. They thoroughly numb your toe or foot with a local anesthetic and in some cases, provide an oral sedative to help you relax.

For more complex foot procedures, though, including treatment for a broken bone, you may need to go under general anesthesia in a hospital or surgical clinic setting. For patient convenience, Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic partners with several medical facilities in the Draper and Orem, Utah, area.

How long is the recovery after foot surgery?

With most minor in-office foot surgeries, you should be up and walking around within a couple of days. If you’re having a connective tissue or joint procedure — as with a bunion correction — you may need a boot or brace for several weeks. Full recovery can take up to three to six weeks. 

If you need a more complex type of foot surgery, you can typically go home the same day. But you still need to rest for several days. In this case, your podiatrist at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic may advise you to use crutches when getting around to avoid bearing weight on your treated foot. Full recovery from a complex foot surgery may take up to eight weeks or more.

Find out more about the advanced foot surgery procedures offered at Lone Peak Foot & Ankle Clinic by booking an evaluation online or by calling the office today.

We are located in Draper, Utah and Orem, Utah. Call us to see our podiatrist, Dr. Brockbank today.