Adult flat foot reconstruction in Singapore

By Kathryn King No comments

In Singapore, flat foot reconstruction surgery is a corrective procedure for children and adults with fallen arches. In the immediate postoperative period following a flat foot reconstructive surgery in Singapore, patients must maintain the surgical foot’s non-weight bearing status to restore their normal arch. The standard treatment modality by which foot flatness is corrected remains the surgical operative procedure.

The correction of fallen arches in adults often requires surgical intervention. However, non-operative treatments may be beneficial to selected patients. The decision to pursue surgery should involve an individualized approach focusing on patient preferences and expectations, risk versus benefit analysis, the need for adjunct procedures (e.g., bunionectomy, hallux valgus surgery), and the surgeon’s training and experience.

Flat foot reconstruction surgery in Singapore is usually used for adults with flexible flatfoot. This refers to flat feet that the patient or doctor can manually bring back up into a normal position (dorsiflexion). The term flexible does not mean the flatfoot is less severe. Rather, it means that the foot hyper-extends (goes beyond flat) during weight bearing activity but returns to a normal position when you put your full weight down on it.

It is important that adult patients with flexible flat feet understand that surgery will permanently lose the ability to dorsiflex (return the sole of the foot towards their shins). Surgery for flexible flat feet is appropriate in patients who desire correction of any underlying medical condition that may be worsened by continued hyper-flexion, such as acute ankle sprains or degenerative disc disease. Before deciding to undergo flat foot reconstruction surgery in Singapore, patients should be aware that there are four stages of hallux rigidus (heel bone spurs), and they gradually progress over time. Pain may increase in severity during the early stages of the disease process, but typically reaches its maximal level after several years. This pain may hinder your ability to perform certain physical activities and may be a limiting factor in your enjoyment of recreational or even occupational pursuits.

Hallux rigidus is a chronic progressive condition, initially characterized by the initiation of degenerative changes to the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, which leads to ankylosis (loss of movement) through the development of bony spurs. The severity reaches a plateau when no additional bone growth occurs, although pain may increase in severity during the early stages of the disease process.

The decision to undertake flat foot reconstruction surgery in Singapore should be based on medical needs and patient preference. There are several factors that may influence your choice, including age, occupation or lifestyle, expected results, potential risks of surgery vs. non-surgical treatments, associated medical conditions or advanced arthritis that may benefit from surgery, or other personal considerations.

Final thoughts

As you can see, flat foot reconstruction surgery in Singapore is a very complicated procedure for adults. The use of high quality implants and surgical techniques to achieve stability is necessary to avoid implant suture problems and instability that may require revision surgery. Specific training, experience, and dedication are required to perform successful adult flat foot reconstructions.