Foot surgery is considered one of the most complex medical disciplines. Foot surgery is performed for congenital and acquired conditions including injuries.
Israeli orthopedic surgeons carry out surgical interventions only in cases where conservative treatment is ineffective. Along with conventional open surgery, the Top Ichilov Clinic offers arthroscopic and microsurgical procedures on the tissues of the foot.
What Diseases Require Foot Surgery in Israel?
Generally, surgical foot correction in Israel is recommended for the following diseases and conditions:
- Bunion (hallux valgus);
- Hammer toe;
- Plantar fasciitis;
- Flat feet;
- Diabetic foot.
The Evaluation Before Surgery
Depending on the nature of the condition, surgical planning may involve:
- Computerized tomography;
- Duplex ultrasound.
Before surgery, the patient undergoes standard testing needed to assess their overall health:
- Consultation with an anesthesiologist to discuss pain relief options for the upcoming surgery;
- Chest X-ray;
- Blood tests.
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Physicians Specializing in Foot Surgery in Top Ichilov
Doctor Elhanan Luger, leading Israeli orthopedic surgeon with over 35 years of professional experience. Head of Foot Surgery Department at the Ichilov Medical Center. Was included into the Forbes top list of Israel’s best physicians’2021 featuring specialists in 37 medical disciplines. Performs the most complex surgical procedures including primary and revision ankle replacement. Provides treatment for bone injuries and tumors in the foot and the shin using 3D-printed medical implants. Carries out sparing, minimally invasive surgery for bunions.
Doctor Alexander Lipkin, orthopedic surgeon with 23 years of professional experience, specialist in surgical and conservative treatment for foot and ankle conditions. Performs all types of foot and ankle surgery including surgical treatment for hallux valgus, bone fractures, etc. Provides treatment for diabetic foot syndrome and therapy for hard-to-heal ulcers. Uses intraarticular injections of medications and arthroscopic procedures – minimally invasive surgical interventions performed without opening up the articular cavity.
Doctor Ronen Karp, orthopedic surgeon, professional experience: over 20 years. Senior physician of the Department of Orthopedics at the Ichilov Medical Center. Performs all types of foot and ankle surgery including joint replacement. Deals with diabetic foot issues, treats hard-to-heal ulcers using hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Performs minimally invasive surgery for hallux valgus.
What Types of Foot Surgery Are Available in Top Ichilov?
The orthopedic surgeons of the Top Ichilov Clinic perform several hundreds of different types of foot surgery. The most common types are:
- Hallux Valgus Correction Surgery
During the procedure, the doctor straightens out the big toe and the metatarsal bones. The doctor opens up the joint capsule and fixes the bone junctions at the right angle. Afterwards, the incision is closed with sutures and fixed with plaster or dressings. The recovery after surgery takes about 6 weeks.
- Surgery for Flat Feet
This procedure aims to evenly distribute the load onto the joints and soft tissues. The surgical intervention may be performed both on the bones and the soft tissues (ligaments and tendons) depending on the nature of the condition. If the flat feet developed because of arthritis, the surgeons carry out a joint fusion, or arthrodesis.
- Angiosurgical Reconstruction for Diabetic Foot
The surgery aims to normalize the blood flow in the affected extremity. For this purpose, the surgeon may perform angioplasty or bypass surgery (creation of a different route for the blood flow).
- Ankle Replacement
Ankle replacement surgery is one of the most complex procedures in orthopedics. The Sheba Medical Center offers implantation of latest-generation endoprostheses requiring minimal bone resection.
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