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Foot Reconstruction

Cary B Chapman, MD -  - Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York

Cary B Chapman, MD

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Staten Island, NY

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York specializes in treating conditions of the foot and ankle. At their offices in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Staten Island, New York City, experienced orthopaedic surgeon Cary Chapman, MD, uses the latest advancements in surgery to reconstruct your foot and repair damage or deformities. To find out if you’re a candidate for foot reconstruction surgery, schedule an appointment online or by calling Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York today.

Foot Reconstruction

Why would I need foot reconstruction?

Foot reconstruction surgery is often the last resort in treating defects in or damage to the foot. Reconstruction involves several surgical techniques to correct issues that affect the function of your foot and the preservation of your ligaments, tendons, and bones.

You could need foot reconstruction surgery to address:

  • Flat feet
  • Foot deformities
  • Severe fractures


The team at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York can determine if you’re a candidate for foot reconstruction by reviewing your medical history and evaluating the severity of your injury or deformity.

You would need to at least try conservative treatments like physical therapy or anesthetic injections to relieve pain. If your condition is severe enough to cause disability or if conservative treatments aren’t enough to help, Dr. Chapman could qualify you for surgery.

What’s involved in foot reconstruction?

As an experienced foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Chapman and his team can determine which surgical techniques are necessary to restore function in your foot.

Surgery typically focuses on realigning the bones of your foot and repairing damage to tendons. For many procedures, Dr. Chapman uses minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions to access the damaged tendons or joints in your foot. You’ll heal faster and more effectively than you would with open surgery.

In treating conditions like flat feet, you might need metal screws or other medical devices to stabilize your foot and prevent fallen arches.

How long does it take to recover from foot reconstruction?

Everyone heals differently from surgery. Your provider at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York monitors your healing progress during follow-up appointments to determine when it’s safe for you to start physical therapy and return to work and other activities.

The goal of surgery is to provide you with long-term pain relief and increased function in your foot. Many people experience significant pain relief in their feet, legs, and back following foot reconstruction. Physical therapy can help you walk normally and even run without pain.

To find out if you’re a candidate for foot reconstruction, schedule a consultation at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York today.