January 14, 2014

Kenny VaccaroKenny Vaccaro of the New Orleans Saints sustained a fracture in his left ankle during a game versus the Carolina Panthers; As a result, Vaccaro will undergo foot surgery according to Sean Payton.

The injury, believed to end Vaccaro's season, consisted of his ankle rolling up and bending awkwardly during the first quarter. An air cast was placed in Vaccaro’s leg before he was hauled off the field. "It's a fracture in the ankle," Payton said. "It's fairly clean." Vaccaro was considered to be by many analysts among the NFL’s top rookies.

Depending on your condition, you may need foot or ankle surgery. If you feel you need surgery, consult podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can evaluate your foot or ankle condition and decide whether or not surgery is best for you.   

When Surgery is Necessary

Foot and ankle surgery are reserved in cases when less invasive procedures and treatments do not help with the problem.  Although surgery is generally considered to be a last resort, when undertaken it can provide a permanent pain relief than before and allows you to resume the activities your foot problem has prevented you from enjoying otherwise. This includes:

· Foot deformities (bunions, bone spurs)
· Painful nerves
· Congenital deformities
· Misaligned bones

The type of surgery you will undergo is dependent on the problem at hand. For painful bunions, you may undergo a bunionectomy. Surgical fusions can help realign bones while nerve removal can help get rid of painful nerves and the tissues that surround them.  With advancing, evolving technology and surgical techniques becoming more sophisticated, many procedures are now being performed with small incisions and more precise instruments, allowing for faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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