Foot Surgery Specialist

Christopher Yardan, DPM -  - Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon

The Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery

Christopher Yardan, DPM

Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Wallingford, CT

No surgery should be taken lightly, which is especially true of foot surgery, given its impact on your life during recovery. At The Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, Christopher Yardan, DPM, is board-certified in reconstructive foot, rear foot, and ankle surgery, making him an excellent choice when it comes to foot and ankle surgery. If you’d like to learn more about foot surgery, call the office in Wallingford, Connecticut, or use the online scheduling button to set up a consultation.

Foot Surgery

What conditions require foot surgery?

Although Dr. Yardan specializes in all forms of foot and ankle surgery, he takes pride in his conservative treatment abilities and leaves the decision of surgical intervention up to you. Rest assured, Dr. Yardan endeavors to supply you with the information you need to make the best decision for your lifestyle and goals. 

To give you a better idea about when foot surgery may be a good option, the following is a list of common conditions that often benefit from foot or ankle surgery:

  • Moderate-to-severe bunions
  • Arthritis
  • Ankle fractures
  • Foot fractures
  • Achilles or posterior tibial tendon problems
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot deformities or structural issues
  • Hammertoes

This list is merely representative of the types of surgeries that Dr. Yardan performs. As a foot reconstruction specialist, Dr. Yardan can handle anything from a routine tendon release for a hammertoe to full reconstruction and limb salvage.

How should I prepare for my foot surgery?

Once you’ve made the decision to go ahead with your foot surgery, there’s much you can do at home to prepare ahead of time. If you know you’ll be using an assistive device, such as crutches or a boot, a few simple tweaks around the house can make your recovery go more smoothly, such as:

  • Removing loose rugs
  • Clearing paths by removing obstacles
  • Installing a chair in your shower as well as a handheld showerhead
  • Moving your bedroom to the first floor temporarily, if necessary

Dr. Yardan spends some time with you before your surgery to discuss other measures you can take to avoid a mishap that may compromise your surgery.

What is the recovery like after foot surgery?

It’s hard to overstate the impact that a foot or ankle surgery can have on your life. Your recovery will likely require a significant investment of time on your part, as well as help from your family and friends. 

You should count on honoring the strict guidelines for keeping weight off your foot that Dr. Yardan sets forth, and the duration of this depends upon the extent of the surgery. While a minor surgery may only require a week or two of limited weight bearing, full-foot reconstruction may require up to three months of not placing any weight on your foot.

To learn more about foot surgery at The Center for Foot and Ankle Surgery, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.