Many patients need foot and ankle surgery to fix their complex foot problems or repair an injury. Conservative, non surgical treatments are our care of choice, but often surgery is the best option. There are many questions that come with foot and ankle surgery and here we address the 9 most frequently asked. 1. Should I have surgery? Surgery is considered when you have foot pain that is not improved with conservative therapy or your foot and ankle deformity is severe enough that it limits your ability to wear shoes comfortably and perform daily activities without pain. 2. How long does surgery take? On average, most foot and ankle surgery takes an hour to perform. Complex trauma or reconstructive surgery for severe deformities may take 3 4 hours. 3. Will it hurt? Locsl anesthesia and mild sedation alleviate your pain during the procedure. There is post operative pain with all procedures, so you should expect some discomfort. This is lessened with techniques such as icing, elevating the foot and resting. Pain medications may also be prescribed to alleviate pain as well. Most people only require pain medication for a few days, then can transition to over the counter medications like Advil or Tylenol for their discomfort. 4. Am I awake for surgery? We work with anesthesiologist to ensure you are comfortable and feel no pain during your surgery. Some patients prefer only mild sedation to feel relaxed. Think "twilight sleep". Other patients and some procedures require complete relaxation for which general anesthesia is required. For all patients, we use local anesthesia given by injection to block your pain once you are sleeping comfortably. 5. Where is my surgery performed? Your surgery will usually be performed at a surgery center or outpatient hospital setting. Most foot and ankle surgery is considered outpatient, which means you go home the same day surgery is performed. Some patients or procedures require more monitoring immediately post op and may stay over night in the hospital to ensure their pain is well controlled. 6. What is the recovery time? Will I need to take off work and can I drive? Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery performed. This will be discussed during your preoperative evaluation with your surgeon. A one to two week vacation is warranted to optimally recover from foot surgery. If you are having surgery on your right foot, you cannot drive until you return to regular shoe gear and are comfortable pressing the pedals. If you drive a standard vehicle, the same holds true for right or left foot surgery. 7. Does my insurance cover surgery? Each insurance plan is different, but often surgery is covered at a percentage once a deductible is met. Your deductible amount and coverage should be discussed with your insurance company prior to surgery. At our office, we call your insurance company to verify this information, but this is always given as only an estimate of coverage. Contacting your insurance company directly can be helpful to learn about your individual coverage. 8. How many stitches will I have? This question always puts a smile on our face because somehow the more stitches you have the more complex the surgery may have been. We all know this is not true and when possible, we use a suture technique that places one long "stitch" under the skin leaving a more attractive, cosmetic scar. Your anxiety about sututre removal should be relieved by the fact that most of the time the sutures are absorbable and never need removing. 9. Will surgery fix my problem? Although, there are no guarantees, surgery is often performed to reduce a deformity and relieve pain. 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Now, add to that list, impact attenuation and fatigue reduction in other words, safety.According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, there were 280,000 hip fractures from "falls to the surface" in 1993, primarily among the elderly. Human suffering notwithstanding, the monetary cost of such injuries is in the billions of dollars and growing. Add to this the cost of staff and visitor injuries in your facility, and the need for some type of protective flooring becomes obvious.How can you tell if your flooring will contribute to injuries, or will help to prevent or minimize them? Looking closely at this issue in health care facilities (and elsewhere) are two new task groups of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), specifically, its Committee F 6 on Resilient Floor Coverings. The task groups are part of Subcommittee F06.20 on Specialty Flooring for Human Fatigue and Injury Reduction.Subcommittee Chairman Tom Vaux explains that the groups were formed to collect data and develop standards on the safety and injury reduction capabilities of resilient flooring. The resulting voluntary standards will be applied both to the manufacture of new flooring (providing manufacturers with a minimum recommended level of protectiveness) and to the assessment of existing flooring."The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is participating on the subcommittee and we hope to actively involve representatives from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance," says Vaux. "If they do become involved, they'll see that the standards we're working on could translate into savings in the billions of dollars. Their participation is extremely important in achieving those savings."One task group, identified as F06.20.01, is chaired by orthopedic surgeon Earl Hoerner, MD, professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and at its School of Engineering. This task group is currently voting on a standard for impact attenuation (shock absorption), a characteristic determined largely by a flooring surface's thickness and hardness. It is a floor's impact attenuation that, in part, determines the extent of injury when a fall does occur. A hard, 1/4 inch thick floor, for example, wouldn't provide sufficient shock absorption to protect against hip injuries."We're looking at these issues in a comprehensive fashion," says Vaux.The current round of balloting is being undertaken to reach consensus on the best testing method for flooring impact attenuation as it relates to hip and head injuries in therapeutic and workplace environments.Dr. Martin explains that an excessively hard floor can cause fatigue by generating shocks that are transmitted to the entire leg and hips and, in turn, requiring more muscle activity to react and ambulate. If, however, the floor has adequate cushioning properties, shoes can be reduced in bulk and weight.Fatigue can also be caused by flooring that is too soft. "Similar to walking on the snow or sand," explains Dr. Martin, "walking on a very soft floor requires more muscle activity just to maintain stability."In either case, injury to the soft tissues, tendons or muscles can result from the repetitiveness or cumulative affect of continuous muscle contraction over time. "The stronger the contraction and the longer the period of time, the greater the chance for injury." This makes nursing home staff, especially CNAs, prime candidates for fatigue related injuries which, in turn, places the residents they, re physically assisting at risk, as well."We're now testing a floor installed as a basketball court," says Dr. Martin. "If the flooring can reduce fatigue under these strenuous conditions, it will certainly have applications in more normal use' settings, such as nursing homes. So far, the results look promising."Protective flooring is a complex issue. There may be areas in a facility where just one or the other property is needed, so, for the sake of cost effectiveness, flooring providing only that property would have to be identified. Also, flooring is only one factor involved in injury protection others include the task being performed, type of shoes worn and floor maintenance techniques. It's a matter of weighing cost versus benefit, and the ASTM effort is aimed at helping facilities make the calculation.Until the standards are developed (in three to five years), both Vaux and Dr. Martin encourage long term care providers to gather as much information as possible about the best possible protective properties of a functional floor within the best cost profile for their respective facilities. They also welcome providers, participation on Subcommittee F06.20, or even in a trial of new flooring (ASTM has a listing of all the manufacturers working on standards development).
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