What is revision foot surgery?
Revision foot surgery is a form of surgery conducted by a podiatric surgeon to remedy or improve the outcome of a previous foot surgery.
Such surgeries are performed if the initial surgery neither corrects the issue nor produced the desired outcome. It may also be necessary if the patient develops post-op complications.
Revision foot surgery may require a longer recovery period as it can be more complex than the first surgery.
4 Signs You Need a Revision Foot Surgery
Who qualifies for a revision foot surgery, how can you know? Several signs can be used to determine the need for a revision foot surgery. These include:
1. Incessant pain: If you’re experiencing persistent, non-stop pain post-op, revision surgery may be needed to identify and treat the source of the pain.
2. Restricted mobility: Failure to move your ankle or foot freely like you did before the original surgery may be indicative of the necessity for a revision procedure to re-establish your range of motion.
3. Disappointing cosmetic outcome: If the appearance of your foot post-surgery is causing you distress, a revision intervention can be used to improve the appearance of your foot.
4. Reversion of the initial issue: If the original trouble that resulted in you getting surgery in the first place isn’t fully resolved or has returned, it might be time to consider a revision procedure.
It’s worth noting that not every foot surgery must have a follow-up revision procedure. Most patients make a full recovery from the first surgery with no need for a revision.
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Disclaimer: Any information provided in this blog is not intended to replace medical advice given by qualified professionals.