Are ice, rest, and home care methods failing to resolve your toe injury?
Often, minimal medical intervention can provide relief, but toe surgery may be recommended if the case is severe.
Dr. Andrew Ebert is a podiatrist at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, TX, who can provide the treatment your case requires.
Don't Delay Treatment Schedule a Consultation Today
Health problems can progress if a damaged toe is left untreated. Not only will pain continue, but the problem could grow worse. Dr. Ebert in Austin, TX, can identify the issue and recommend the best course of treatment. Surgery will only be recommended if more conservative solutions can't provide the relief you need. Get in touch with us through our online consultation request form, or call us at:
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5-Star Reviews From Our Austin, TX, Patients
Had my Posterior Tibialis Tendon surgery by Dr. Andrew Ebert about 9 weeks ago. He did an amazing job repairing my foot which was literally deformed by a sports injury ten years ago. He is a very skilled surgeon as I had very little pain after surgery, only swelling. I stop taking the pain pills three days later. He took my bandage off after 2 weeks, I was amazed at how the foot looks. All the nurses there has been very helpful and professional. I higher recommend Dr. Ebert and his staff.View on Google
My experience at Orthopaedic Specialists has been positive (Guadalupe location). Dr. Ebert performed tendon repair surgery on my ankle and after 4 months the surgery appears to be successful! Dr. Ebert and his staff are caring and compassionate. His staff is available if needed between appointments. The office staff is efficient and I’ve never waited more than 15 minutes for my appointments.View on Google
Minimally Invasive Procedures are Our Goal
Although our doctors are world-class surgeons, they take a conservative approach and will never recommend surgery if it is unnecessary. Dr. Ebert will evaluate your symptoms and may also take x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of your foot. He can then determine whether surgery or a different treatment is right for you.
Surgical Treatment Options
If your injury is severe to the point of needing surgery, our doctors can perform a wide range of toe surgeries. The most appropriate option will depend on your specific condition and the natural alignment of your toe. Common surgeries include:
To relieve the effects of hammertoe, your doctor will remove a small piece of bone, which will allow the joint to straighten normally.
Arthrodesis is appropriate for both bunions and hammer toe. Your surgeon will trim the ends of the bones on each side of the joint. He will also remove a small amount of cartilage. Finally, he will stabilize the joint with pins, allowing it to straighten as it heals.
During this hammer toe surgery, your doctor will move the tendon from beneath your joint to the top of your toe. Once in place, the tendon will pull and straighten the joint.
If you have a particularly severe hammer toe, your doctor will remove a small part of the bone beneath your affected toe.
Weil osteotomy is another option for both severe hammer toe and bunions. Your surgeon will remove part of the metatarsophalangeal joint found at the base of your toe. Then he will use pins to stabilize your toe as it heals.
During this procedure, your doctor will remove your bunion from the side of your joint. He will almost always perform this surgery in conjunction with another treatment.
If you have a particularly severe pinched nerve, your doctor may actually remove it to achieve lasting pain relief.
Surgery for Fractures
Your doctor may place pins in your toe to aid the healing process. Typically, he will perform this treatment four to six weeks after you break your toe.
Meet Dr. Andrew Ebert
Dr. Ebert is the podiatrist at our Austin, TX, office. Dr. Ebert cares for all toe, foot, and ankle problems our patients have. Practicing medicine for over 15 years, Dr. Ebert joined Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin only three years after we opened. Since then, Dr. Ebert has continued to stay up-to-date with the latest surgical techniques and advancements within orthopaedics. He is also a bilingual Spanish speaker who takes pride in being able to help many patients throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Specialist vs. Generalist
At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, we have a specialist on-site to treat almost every orthopaedic issue. All of our doctors are board-certified and fellowship-trained. Each specializes in their field of study, meaning none of our doctors are generalists. A generalist surgeon may perform a toe surgery a few times a year, but our doctors perform multiple surgeries specific to their field of specialty every day. Under our care, you can take comfort in knowing that we are capable of helping you resolve issues both simple and complex.
Step-by-Step Process of Toe Surgery
Our goal is to always provide the least invasive treatment option.
Minimally Invasive Technology
At Orthopedic Specialists of Austin, we proudly use technology such as arthroscopes to perform minimally invasive surgeries on the toes. An arthroscope is a small, tube-shaped camera that is inserted near the injury so our podiatrist can perform highly precise surgeries using the smallest possible incisions.
Make Treatment a Priority Schedule a Consultation to Find Relief
Injuries and deformities of the toe can be painful and impact your ability to perform basic daily functions as well as the activities you love. Our doctors can restore your comfort and your health for lasting relief. Contact our office to schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options. You can also call us at:
Each Part of Your Foot Plays an Important Role
The Cost of Toe Surgery
Every patient's treatment plan will vary. We can give an estimated cost of treatment once our podiatrist examines your condition during a consultation. However, rest assured, our office accepts most insurance plans, and will work with them to secure the best possible coverage.
Austin, TX, Patients Recommend Our Orthopaedic Specialists
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