This procedure uses screws to repair broken or dislocated bones in the midfoot.
The patient is positioned so that the upper portion of the foot is clearly visible to the surgeon. Anesthetic is administered, and the area is cleaned and sterilized.
Accessing the Bones:
An incision is created along the top of the foot. The tissue is spread to expose the bones of the midfoot. Damaged areas and displaced bone are identified.
Repairing the Damage:
One or more screws are placed to secure the bones of the midfoot. In addition, wires or implants may be used.
End of Procedure:
The incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples. The foot is bandaged and immobilized in a brace or cast. The screws are typically removed after about twelve weeks of recovery. Full recovery may take several months.