Sometimes, to correct a bone deformity, an orthopedic doctor will intentionally break the bone in order to reset it properly. When this procedure is performed on the heel, it is called a calcaneal osteotomy. Specific procedures within a calcaneal osteonomy can be performed to correct specific deformities. For example, the Evans osteotomy is used with patients who have flatfoot. Click the button below to learn more about the other types of heel osteotomies and signs that one may be needed.
Calcaneal Osteotomies - Evans, Dwyer, Medalizing, Lateralizing
Calcaneus Fracture Surgery
When the heel bone (calcaneus) breaks, it is often because of a traumatic accident, and surgery is often used to treat it. The purpose of the surgery is to restore the shape of the heel as much as possible, minimize pain, and restore function. Click the button below to learn how the procedure is performed, when surgery should be avoided, and more.
Haglund’s Deformity Surgery
Haglund’s deformity is a condition that causes a bump to form on the back of the heel. Sometimes, the bump causes pain and must be treated. If nonsurgical treatments like orthotics or medications do not work, Haglund’s deformity surgery, a procedure where excess bone is removed, may be recommended. Click the button below to learn more.
Plantar Fascia Release
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the thick plantar fascia ligament and tissue that stretches from the heel to the toes. The plantar fascia can become painful, and if nonsurgical treatments don’t help, a surgery called plantar fascia release may be recommended. The procedure can be performed in several different ways, always with the goal to relieve tension on this band of tissue. Click the button below to find out more.