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Sometimes, certain afflictions of the foot can be so severe that they can only be treated properly by undergoing a kind of surgical procedure. It is important to note that foot surgery is not for everyone and you may not be a good candidate for particular surgical procedures. However, sometimes undergoing a surgical procedure can be beneficial and it might be the only way to treat severe conditions. For example, some individuals can benefit from a surgical procedure for Morton’s neuroma. This condition is defined as the swelling or inflammation of the nerve between the toes or metatarsal bones. The surgical procedure to address Morton’s neuroma consists of removing a small section of the nerve. An incision must be made to get to the damaged nerve and then the skin is quickly sewn up following the removal of the nerve. Contact a podiatrist today for more information about Morton’s neuroma or to learn if you might be a good candidate for surgery.


Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Anthony Ricciardi Jr., DPM of Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada. Our Doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Las Vegas, Nevada . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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