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Surgery for a Broken Foot

When a foot bone fracture occurs, proper healing is critical for recovery. Treatment options vary based on factors, such as the fracture's severity and location. While some fractures can heal with casts, others necessitate more invasive approaches, like bone fracture repair, also known as open reduction and internal fixation, or ORIF, surgery. ORIF surgery is recommended when a broken bone cannot heal adequately with casting or splinting alone. This is often the case with compound fractures, where the bone breaks through the skin, or fractures involving joints, which can impact mobility. Recovery typically takes six to eight weeks, with initial pain, swelling, and numbness managed through painkillers, rest, and elevation. If you have broken your foot and it is a severe break or is not responding to customary conservative treatment measures, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss whether surgery is an appropriate option for you.

A broken foot requires immediate medical attention and treatment. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Fusion Foot and Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Broken Foot Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A broken foot is caused by one of the bones in the foot typically breaking when bended, crushed, or stretched beyond its natural capabilities. Usually the location of the fracture indicates how the break occurred, whether it was through an object, fall, or any other type of injury. 

Common Symptoms of Broken Feet:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue in color
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity.

Treatment for broken bones varies depending on the cause, severity and location. Some will require the use of splints, casts or crutches while others could even involve surgery to repair the broken bones. Personal care includes the use of ice and keeping the foot stabilized and elevated.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Fort Worth and Arlington, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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