FAQ About Foot and Ankle Medical Procedures

Answers you can trust from experienced New York orthopedic foot surgeons

Dealing with a serious foot and ankle injury? Trying to find accurate information about medical procedures for serious ankle or foot injuries? Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Our experienced, New York orthopedic foot surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) know all about different medical procedures. That’s because our doctors have more than 100 years of combined medical experience.

Below, you can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about medical procedures involving foot or ankle injuries. Even if you see your specific question listed below, we strongly encourage you to contact our medical practice as soon as possible. Every injury is unique. That’s why our New York orthopedic foot surgeons take the time to carefully diagnose each patient.

We also understand the urgency of serious foot or ankle injuries. That’s why we often offer immediate appointments the same day. All seven of our offices are equipped with an MRI machine, so we can accurately diagnose what’s wrong right away. That way, we can explain which medical procedures make the most sense for your specific foot injury. You can make informed decisions based on the facts. Schedule your appointment today with IMC Bone Doc.

What is your question about foot and ankle injury medical procedures?

Our board-certified surgeons compiled the answers to these questions based on years of experience operating on people with serious foot or ankle injuries. We take are our work very seriously because we know what’s at stake – your health and well-being.

Take your foot or ankle injury seriously right from the start. Make an appointment with a surgeon at IMC Bone Doc at a location convenient for you. We have seven offices in greater New York City and Long Island.

You can trust our experienced, New York orthopedic foot surgeons. Contact us.

The sooner we can examine your foot or ankle injury, the sooner we can help you get back on your feet. Contact us and schedule an appointment with a dedicated, New York orthopedic foot surgeon you can trust. Call us or make an appointment online right now. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

What are common foot and ankle medical procedures?

There are many different kinds of foot and ankle medical procedures. Many surgical procedures involve rebuilding or reconstructing the foot or ankle due to a broken bone, bone fracture or genetic foot condition, such as the ankle or foot being misaligned or having flat feet. Whatever type of foot or ankle injury or medical condition you’re dealing with, our experienced New York, orthopedic foot surgeons want to help you.

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How do I know if I need foot or ankle surgery?

The only way you know for sure if you need surgery is to have an experienced foot surgeon examine you. Our board-certified doctors have the skills, expertise and resources – including an MRI machine in each office – to accurately evaluate your injury, diagnose what’s wrong and recommend the proper medical procedure to address your foot injury or illness.

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How do I know if I need foot reconstruction surgery?

Here again, the key is to have an experienced, orthopedic foot surgeon examine you as soon as possible. Our surgeons and medical staff can X-ray your foot, take an MRI or run other tests to determine the severity of your injury. It isn’t just about the advanced diagnostic equipment we have in each one of our seven offices. It’s the knowledge and expertise each one of our surgeons brings to every patient we examine and evaluate.

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What are the warning signs that I need foot or ankle surgery?

Severe, chronic pain in your foot or ankle is often one of the most common symptoms of a serious injury which may require surgery. Other times, you might have trouble walking or putting weight on your injured ankle or foot. You know your body best. If something feels wrong, make an appointment with one of our experienced New York orthopedic foot surgeons. We know what symptoms to look for and whether surgery’s the right approach for your injury.

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How long does it normally take to recover from foot or ankle surgery?

There’s no set time limit. But in many cases, you may need three to four months – or sometimes even as much as a year – to recovery from your foot or ankle surgery. That’s only if your surgical procedure was done right. If a doctor makes a mistake, your ankle or foot might never properly heal. That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced New York orthopedic foot surgeon evaluate and operate on you. That’s why we want to meet with you at IMC Bone Doc right away.

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What is the average cost of foot or ankle surgery?

There is no set dollar amount for different surgeries. Each procedure often presents its own unique challenges and circumstances, which can greatly affect the overall cost of your surgical procedure. Some foot or ankle surgeries may cost a few thousand dollars. Others can be dramatically more. Our medical practice focuses on providing our patients with the best possible medical care with the most successful outcomes.

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Who will pay for my foot or ankle surgery?

The good news is most foot or ankle surgical procedures are covered by medical insurance. This is especially true if you injured your foot in an accident, including a car accident. In New York, most car accident claims are no-fault claims. If you are not sure if your insurance provider will cover your medical bills associated with your surgical procedure, simply talk to one of our staff members at IMC Bone Doc. We have years of experience dealing with insurance companies and know exactly what to do.

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Does my medical insurance cover foot or ankle surgery?

Most likely, yes. Your medical insurance will likely cover the costs associated with your foot or ankle surgery. Our medical practice is an in-network medical provider. That means we accept most forms of medical insurance. If you are not sure about your coverage, you can visit our insurance information page on our website or simply ask one of our staff members for help.

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Does workers’ compensation cover foot or ankle surgery?

If you hurt your foot or ankle on the job and your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, all your medical bills will likely be covered by your employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Most businesses in New York are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance. As a result, it’s very rare that workers’ compensation does not cover these claims. It always pays to ask, and if you’re not sure, you can talk to one of our staff members about your concerns.

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How can an orthopedic foot surgeon help with me with my foot or ankle injury?

You cannot underestimate the importance of having an experienced, knowledgeable surgeon examining your injured foot and operating on you. We will only operate on your foot or ankle if we believe it’s absolutely necessary. If not, we’ll tell you. That’s what the best orthopedic foot surgeons do. They’re honest and up front with their patients.

That’s why you can trust us if one if our highly qualified New York orthopedic surgeons recommends operating on your foot or ankle. When you are one of our patients, you will receive our undivided attention and care before, during and after your surgery. That’s our promise.

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