When Surgery is Necessary
Dr. Tej Sahota
Each foot is a complex structure, and every day provides the body support, balance, and mobility. Sometimes surgical intervention in the foot and/or ankle may be necessary, whether due to trauma, disease, an MVA, to relieve pain, correct a deformity or to restore function.
We have all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” well it takes a team of foot health professionals to ensure the best outcome for the client from the podiatric surgeon, footwear provider, physical therapist to the foot care nurse.
This session will provide an overview of when surgical interventions are the safest and best option for the client. Healthy feet are an important part of good health. How can the foot care nurse work with the podiatrist to safeguard a favorable outcome?
- To understand when conservative treatments are no longer an option,
- To be aware of surgical treatments options and
- To focus on and explore the role of the foot care nurse in a surgical patient’s treatment plan, both prior and post-surgery.