Foot Surgery Specialist

Terry Robertson, DPM -  - Podiatrist

New York Foot Center

Terry Robertson, DPM

Podiatrist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

With an extensive background in modern, minimally-invasive surgical techniques, expert podiatrist Terry Robertson, DPM, helps countless New York-area men and women recover from injuries. His dedicated team at New York Foot Center offers cutting-edge surgical repairs for mild to complex foot conditions. You can feel confident that your foot surgery will be successful and provide relief. Book your foot surgery evaluation by using the online scheduling system, or by calling the clinic in Yorkville, Upper East Side.

Foot Surgery Q & A

Why do I need foot surgery?

Foot surgery is generally the last option if conservative treatments such as physical therapy don’t provide relief. You might need foot surgery to repair torn or ruptured tendons, ligaments, or muscles, or to remove damaged cartilage. It’s often the primary treatment for severely fractured bones in your foot, ankle, or lower leg.

Which foot issues are treated with surgery?

Foot surgery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Robertson spends plenty of time covering all of your options and creating your custom surgical treatment plan. You may need foot surgery to repair:

  • Bunions or hammertoes
  • Flat feet or high arches
  • Severe sports injuries
  • Congenital deformities
  • Tendon tears or ruptures
  • Fractured bones

Some issues are treated right in the office at New York Foot Center. Dr. Robertson regularly performs minor surgeries to correct ingrown toenails, calluses, or corns.

How long is recovery after foot surgery?

With minor foot surgeries, such as those done in-office, it’s generally best to stay off your feet for the day. For more complex foot surgeries, such as bunion or fracture repairs, you need to stay off your feet as much as possible for at least 2-3 days.

If you need physical therapy to help rehabilitate and strengthen the area, you can generally get started within a couple weeks of surgery, or as recommended by Dr. Robertson. You may need physical therapy sessions up to 2-3 times per week for at least a month, and possibly longer for complex conditions.

Resuming activities

You likely want to know how quickly you can get back to your regular activities, exercise routine, or sport. It really depends on your specific procedure and how quickly you heal.

Dr. Robertson may suggest bracing your foot or ankle and gradually upping your activity level within a couple months. In severe cases where you suffered from a complex fracture or injury, it can take roughly 4-6 months, or more, to be back to your pre-surgery self.

If you know you need foot surgery or have a chronic pain-causing foot or ankle issue, schedule an evaluation at New York Foot Center. Book either online or over the phone.

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