Foot & Ankle Surgery

Surgical Options For Ankle and Foot Pain

If you have tried non-surgical, conservative treatment for your ankle or foot pain and you haven’t found relief, you have come to the right place. Here, you have the entire St. Elizabeth Healthcare Orthopaedic team on your side.

We will examine your foot and discuss treatment options with you, typically starting with non-surgical care. If you still aren’t getting the pain relief you need, it’s time to consider surgery. Our affiliated surgeons have the expertise and experience you want when it comes to making the best choice.

Ankle Arthroscopy

Outpatient, minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose injury, repair cartilage damage, perform ankle fusion, remove bone spurs and scar tissue, as well as treat other problems in the ankle joint. The surgery will reduce ankle pain and improve overall function. Physical therapy and rehabilitation may be necessary following surgery.

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If surgery is necessary, our physicians can provide a referral to one of our affiliated orthopedic surgeons. For more information on surgical options, please contact us at

Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Ankle ligament reconstruction is used to treat sprains and instability. The physician will make an incision to stitch the ligament to the bone. This is typically an outpatient procedure.

Ankle Replacement Surgery

Ankle replacement surgery is used to treat severe ankle arthritis that has not responded to non-surgical treatments. Unlike ankle fusion, a replacement allows you to regain movement in the ankle joint. During the procedure the surgeon removed the damaged joint and replaces it with an implant that functions like your native joint.

Achilles Tendon Repair

Depending on the type and location of the tear, the repair can be done using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Newer minimally invasive surgical techniques are available to give you less pain and a quicker recovery.

Charcot Foot Reconstruction

A surgical treatment of Charcot foot disease that decreases likelihood for amputation in patients with foot deformities from neuropathy (loss of feeling). The surgery uses an implant to help reshape the foot and stabilize it as the bones heal to create a more natural foot function.

Fracture Repair

Ankle arthroscopy may be used along with open techniques for fracture repair. The surgeon may use pins or plates to help secure the bones to heal in a natural formation.

TightRope Procedure

TightRope ankle surgery is used to repair injured or torn liagaments that result from a high ankle sprain or to treat certain types of fractures.

Toe Cartilage Replacement or Toe Fusion

Fusion of the toe will lock the toe bones together permanently to help relieve pain from toe arthritis. It is still a good solution for some patients, but a cartilage replacement can relieve the pain and provide a more normal motion to the toe after healing. When you get have toe cartilage replacement surgery, the surgeon will make an incision in your toe and resurface the bone to make room for the artificial cartilage in your toe joint. If cartilage replacement doesn’t provide the needed relief, fusion is still an option.

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Is your foot or ankle pain bothering you?

Schedule an appointment with our Sports Medicine physicians for a treatment plan tailored to you. Call (859) 212-5600 to make an appointment.

Surgical Options

If surgery is necessary, our physicians can provide a referral to one of our affiliated orthopaedic surgeons. For more information on surgical options, please contact us at