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Toe Surgery

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:

(512) 476-2830

"Dr. Ebert and his staff 
are caring and compassionate."
5-Star Reviews From Our Austin, TX, Patients

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John Wong

2019

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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.

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Vanessa Gustafson

2019

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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.

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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:

Arthroplasty

To relieve the effects of hammertoe, your doctor will remove a small piece of bone, which will allow the joint to straighten normally.

Arthrodesis

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.

Tendon Transfer

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.

Basal Phalangectomy

If you have a particularly severe hammer toe, your doctor will remove a small part of the bone beneath your affected toe.

Weil Osteotomy

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.

Exostectomy

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.

Nerve Removal

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.  

Dr. Andrew Ebert

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.

Dr. Ebert Is Highly Recommended By Your Neighbors in Austin, TX

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Vivian Daigler

2019

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Dr. Ebert and his staff have been wonderful through my ordeal of having broken both of my feet!

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Monica K Anderson Nance

2016

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I have seen Dr Ebert & Dr Heinrich and Highly recommend !

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Step-by-Step Process of Toe Surgery

Our goal is to always provide the least invasive treatment option.
Our goal is to always provide the least invasive treatment option.

Consultation

Patients begin treatment with a consultation with Dr. Ebert. The podiatrist will evaluate your symptoms and may also take x-rays of your injured toe. Our office uses state-of-the-art technology to help our surgeon identify the core injury and how it can be treated. Our goal is to always provide the least invasive treatment option.

Surgery

Some patients need very little treatment and no surgery whatsoever. In these cases, rest and splinting the toe can be enough. If surgery is the necessary treatment, your doctor can use minimally invasive techniques that can minimize downtime and scarring from the incision.  

Aftercare

Recovery from toe surgery will depend on the type of procedure you undergo. In some cases, you may be back to normal activities in just a few weeks. However, if you have a more complex procedure, such as Weil osteotomy, full recovery may take up to six months. Most of the time, our toe surgeries are outpatient treatments, so you can rest in the comfort of your own bed. We will provide appropriate medications and regular checkups to ensure that you are healing properly. When needed, we will also refer you to a physical therapist to expedite your recovery.

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:

(512) 476-2830

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Each Part of Your Foot  Plays an Important Role

Did you know that 25 percent of the bones in your body are in your feet? You have 26 bones, more than 100 ligaments and tendons, and 33 joints in your feet. Each of these bones, tendons, and joints contribute to your mobility, which is easily compromised when any part malfunctions—even your smallest toe.
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Your foot is an intricate system of bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that can easily malfunction when any part becomes injured.

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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Tom loftus

2020

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First class Great staff and professional service. I had knee replacement and was in and out in no time. Very successful surgery and quick recovery time.

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Rosemary Lombardo

2016

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This place is one of the best in the Austin area! All the specialist are very kind, courteous, and professional. I would definitely, return and refer my family & friends.

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin

At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, we have a team of board-certified specialists who can treat a wide range of conditions. Our specialists use the most advanced techniques to provide minimally invasive treatment options.

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (512) 476-2830 today.

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