Foot Spurs with Ulcers
Q: I’ve had a successful flat foot reconstruction surgery 4 years ago. I now have a spur on top of my foot in the area of the cotton osteotomy screw. The screw is not elevated. I am developing ulcers on the skin due to the raised area rubbing. I wear quality supportive and we’ll fitting shoes. Spur removal was recommended. What are the pros and cons of this surgery?
A: This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661, Roscoe Village 60618, Ukranian Village 60622, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says…
For your dorsal foot spur-Pros are that it is easily reached & the screw may also be removed if necessary. Also you are doing this to heal a wound. Cons are that it is a surgery & there are always risks(usually low-depending on your health). The dorsal foot spur may come back. The wound may heal with different shoes
Hope this helps & Good Luck!
Dr George Tsatsos, Svetlana Zats, Dr Mariano Rivera, Dr Massard & Dr Kurtz
Chicago 60618 & 60622, Elmhurst 60126, Bartlett 60103 Podiatrists
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661