Monday, 04 July 2016 10:10

Kevin Dodd Needs Surgery for Stress Fracture in Foot

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ankle surgeryTitans rookie outside linebacker Kevin Dodd needed preventative surgery on his right foot. This surgery, which aimed to relieve a stress fracture in his foot, will cause Dodd to miss the remainder of team activities leading up to training camp. Dodd learned he had the injury in rookie minicamp when he experienced soreness. He tried to play through the pain until he had an MRI which showed that the injury could worsen if he decided to ignore it.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to fix a foot ailment. To learn more, contact our one of our podiatrists of Greene Podiatry Associates, Inc.Ourdoctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

  • Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Waynesburg and Fredericktown, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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