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|Foot Or Ankle Fusion Surgery Cost Average||$13,600 - $37,400||Free Quote|
|Foot Or Ankle Repair Surgery Cost Average||$11,600 - $31,800||Free Quote|
|Los Altos Surgery Center||Los Altos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Surgecenter of Palo Alto||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Morgan Hill||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|South Bay Surgery Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Regional Medical Center of San Jose||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Hospital Drive Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center||Santa Clara||Acute Care Hospital|
|Saint Louise Regional Hospital||Gilroy||Acute Care Hospital|
|El Camino Hospital||Mountain View||Acute Care Hospital|
|Advanced Orthopedics||San Jose||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital||Hollister||Acute Care Hospital|
|Spine and Sports Surgical Center||Campbell||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Good Samaritan Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Stanford Hospital||Stanford||Acute Care Hospital|
|Mckee Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Arthritis and Orthopedic Medical Clinic||Los Gatos||Ortho Surgery Center|
|Orchard Creek Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Community Hospital of Los Gatos||Los Gatos||Acute Care Hospital|
|O'connor Hospital||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Los Gatos Surgical Center||Los Gatos||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Central Medical Center||Santa Clara||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Saratoga Surgery Center||Saratoga||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Kaiser Permanente Santa Teresa-san Jose Medical Center||San Jose||Acute Care Hospital|
|Waverley Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Montpelier Surgery Center||San Jose||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|Campus Surgery Center||Palo Alto||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
|El Camino Surgery Center||Mountain View||Ambulatory Surgical Center|
Foot Repair Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction
Foot repair surgery is an arthroscopic procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope (or “scope”) is a tube that contains a camera and other surgical instruments. Surgeons use this procedure to treat foot problems such as fractures, pain, birth defects, torn ligaments from injury and many other issues. Arthroscopic foot surgeries are performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. Patients are usually able to come home the day of the surgery, typically one to two hours after the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities after healing from the surgery, though the timeline varies greatly depending on the severity of the issue.
Patient Preparation for Foot Repair Surgery
A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests, including X-rays and MRIs. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. And, finally, let your doctor know if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.
What to Expect During and After Foot Repair Surgery
The surgery itself can take as little as one hour, though it could take longer, depending of the severity of the problem. The preparation and recovery time may take several hours. Most patients go home the same day if there are no major problems. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. In most cases, the procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). Typically, arthroscopic surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who will make a few small incisions around the ankle and foot. After inserting the arthroscope, the surgeon will locate the problem via a monitor attached to the camera in the scope. The surgeon will then correct the issue using the surgical tools contained in the arthroscope (repair the damaged ligament for example). After incisions are closed — using stitches or steri-strips — your foot will be wrapped in a soft bandage. Your doctor may also place your foot in a cast or brace.
After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be discharged to your home. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities, physical therapy exercises and other things you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain.
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