Top Foot and Ankle Surgeons in Chicago, IL
At Advanced Foot and Ankle, we specialize in foot and ankle surgery in Illinois. If you are suffering from an injury to your foot or ankle, trust our expert podiatrist to help you recover quickly and efficiently so you can get back on your feet. Call (847) 262-4049 or book an appointment online. Visit us at 3115 N Harlem Ave #200 Chicago, IL 60634.
Many patients benefit from the services of a podiatrist, but sometimes surgical intervention is necessary. With Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, you’ll have access to some of the top foot and ankle surgeons in Chicago, IL. We can provide you with a number of different procedures, but of course, first we will help you understand your condition and explain your different options to you. Read on to learn more about how we can help you here at our clinic.
What questions should I ask about surgery?
If it turns out that surgery is the best option for your foot or ankle condition, then you’ll want to ask the podiatrist a few questions first. One of the first questions you should ask is whether arthroscopy is a possibility. This type of procedure is minimally invasive, uses local anesthesia, and is an excellent option for minor to significant issues, like minor joint damage.
If you require a more invasive type of surgery, like reconstructive surgery or a joint replacement, then there are a number of other questions you’ll definitely want to ask, such as:
- What do I need to do to prepare for surgery and the surgery date?
- Will I be completely under and asleep during the procedure?
- After the procedure, should I expect significant pain and swelling?
- For how long will I be staying in the hospital?
- Will I require pain medication or special equipment to assist with mobility?
- Will I need rehabilitation and physical therapy?
- How long will it take for me to make a full recovery and be able to return to my activities?
- How can you and my family help me during recovery?
What questions should I ask my doctor after surgery?
After your procedure, you’re going to want to ask some follow up questions such as:
- How well did the procedure go?
- Will I require a second procedure in the near future or not?
- When will the pain go away completely?
- When should I follow up with you and how often?
Once your questions have been answered to your satisfaction and you’re confident about proceeding, you can do so. With Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, don’t hesitate to ask us any other questions you can think of.
How long does the pain last after ankle surgery?
This really depends on the type of surgery you receive and the extent of the surgery. Typically, it takes at least 6 weeks for bones and joints to mostly heal, but it will take at least 3 months before the pain goes away. However, the surgeon will be able to provide you with a prescription for pain medication, a referral for physical therapy, and other services that will help with the pain, if necessary. Here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, you can be sure you’ll be in good hands and that you’ll receive the care you’ll need to make a full recovery.
Get in touch with us today here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. We’ll answer as many questions we can over the phone, and then, in a simple consultation, our specialist will address all of your other questions. The date of your consultation, you’ll find our clinic at 3115 N Harlem Ave #200 Chicago, IL 60634.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Chicago, IL!