Jordi Cervera | www.jordicervera.comIf you find that your foot surgery did not achieve the desired result and you are still suffering from toe malpositioning, pain or other discomfort, it is best to consult your treating doctor first. If you are not given the prospect of promising further treatment at this point, it may be very advisable to seek a second opinion from an experienced foot surgeon.

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This is why it pays to consult an experienced foot surgeon when a foot operation needs to be corrected

Unfortunately, it can happen that a foot operation does not achieve the desired success. If, after an operation, you find that your foot complaints, mobility or ability to move have not improved sufficiently, it is worth seeking a second opinion from an experienced foot surgeon.

As a specialised expert, Dr Tonio Gottlieb can show you the best options for correcting pre-operated feet. In a comprehensive, individual consultation, he will calmly discuss the options for further treatment with you.

As a specialised expert, Dr Tonio Gottlieb can show you the best options for correcting pre-operated feet. In a comprehensive, individual consultation, he will calmly discuss the options for further treatment with you.

Dr. med. Gottlieb, the specialized Berlin foot surgeon advises:

"Do not give up hope after a foot operation that did not go satisfactorily. In my experience, there are very good possibilities for correcting pre-operated feet. Together we can create a treatment plan that is appropriate for the cause and optimally adapted to your needs and circumstances."

 

The second opinion of a proven foot surgeon like Dr Tonio Gottlieb is based on the following expertise:

  • Expertise due to high specialisation on the entire foot and on the ankle joint
  • More precise diagnoses through expertise
  • causal, individual treatment and therapy methods
  • examination methods specially designed for the analysis of foot malpositions or fractures: In addition, Dr Tonio Gottlieb has a specially made foot platform in his practice that allows the foot to be viewed from all angles - even when stepping from below.
  • Extensive experience in the correction of pre-operated feet
  • scientific work: Through his active research in the field of foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Gottlieb always works according to the latest scientific findings.

What can I do if I notice a postoperative deformity of my foot?

Foot operations are usually performed to correct a fracture or malposition. If such an operation has not been satisfactory, this can have different causes, which vary greatly from case to case:

  • The fracture was not sufficiently reduced.
  • The fracture was not treated in a stable manner.
  • The axis was not corrected sufficiently.
  • The cause in the tarsus was not remedied (e.g. in the case of a hallux valgus).
  • Symptomatic, rather than causal therapy.
  • During the follow-up treatment, a wound healing disorder occurred.

 

TIP: If deformities and pain persist after foot surgery, you should first talk to your doctor or surgeon. If the surgeon is unable to help you, my practice will be happy to provide you with a second opinion and a new diagnosis from scratch.

The foot surgeon Dr. Tonio Gottlieb is your particularly experienced specialist in all aspects of foot health and foot surgery. He examines you with the utmost care and always has the entire body statics in mind. Based on a comprehensive diagnosis, he will always give you a stringent recommendation for action. Whether you need an initial diagnosis or a second opinion - make your personal consultation appointment now!


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Possible therapy methods for the correction of pre-operated feet

Revision surgery usually has to make up for what was not done satisfactorily in the initial operation. Dr. Gottlieb suggests the following treatment and therapy methods for this:

  • In the case of malpositions, get to the bottom of the cause of the foot complaints in earnest
  • not only treat the symptoms, but also the cause of the disease
  • Resolve and re-fix fractures that have healed poorly
  • if bones have not healed, bring them to heal
  • Stabilisation of the tarsal

What surgical procedures are available for foot complaints or for malpositions of the feet and toes?

When correcting a pre-operated foot, a highly individual approach must be taken. The entire foot, the body statics and also the personal needs must be included in a consideration. Only after an intensive examination and a detailed discussion can a specific surgical procedure or a combination be recommended.

For example, to examine the joint closely from the inside, an OSG arthroscopy can be performed. During this reflection of the upper ankle joint, a small optic is inserted into the joint filled with fluid. You can find information about other surgical procedures here.

Foot fractures or foot malpositions require specific treatment

When treating foot fractures or foot malpositions, you should always rely on specialist competence. If, for example, complications or pain occur after initial treatment in the emergency room or accident and emergency department, it is worth going to a specialist. As an experienced foot surgeon, Dr. med. Tonio Gottlieb will recommend specific treatment concepts and always get to the bottom of the cause of the complaints.

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If the following complaints occur after an initial operation, it is worthwhile seeking a second opinion from a specialist

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You have already undergone foot surgery with an orthopaedic surgeon, but are still not symptom-free? After your foot surgery you still notice a malpositioning of the toes or have pain? In the case of these and the following symptoms, it is worth seeking a second opinion from your foot surgery specialist Dr. med Tonio Gottlieb:

  • Displaced or orthopaedic complaints: Pain and discomfort occur in other parts of the foot or ankle after surgery.
  • Limited mobility and reduced quality of life: Sports or leisure activities such as jogging or hiking are still only possible to a limited extent.
  • Incomplete corrections or overcorrections: A crooked position of the toe, for example a hallux valgus, is still present or the toe is now leaning in the other direction.
  • Pain occurs for the first time: After the operation, pain has developed that was not there before.
  • Pain is still present: Foot pain is attenuated or even intensified.
  • Pain worsens: Pain that gets worse over years, e.g. due to incorrect treatment of fractures.

For patients for whom foot surgery has not achieved the desired result, the foot surgeon Dr. Tonio Gottlieb is the competent contact person for the correction of pre-operated feet. As a foot specialist, he offers you a precise diagnosis and attaches great importance to cause-oriented treatment. Get a second opinion from the expert and make your personal consultation appointment right away!

Did your orthopaedic surgeon experience any complications after the initial operation?

Every operation has risks. Even after a foot operation that did not go optimally, you may continue to have complaints. If complications have arisen after the initial operation by your orthopaedic surgeon and these cannot be remedied by your attending doctor, it is worth seeking a second opinion from the foot surgeon Dr Tonio Gottlieb.

Dr. Gottlieb, the specialised foot surgeon in Berlin advises:

"If you come to me for a second opinion after a foot operation that did not have the desired treatment success, you are not taking any risks. After a cause-oriented examination, it usually becomes clear very quickly what can be done. Often, even the first simple remedies can alleviate your discomfort."

Possible complications after hallux valgus surgery

Depending on the degree and severity of the problem, a wide variety of surgical procedures are available for hallux valgus surgery. Possible complications that could occur after such an operation are:

  • Renewed or increased axial deviation (crookedness) of the big toe
  • Bones that have not healed or have healed incorrectly
  • Loosening of material
  • Increased or prolonged tendency to swell
  • Feeling of instability of the feet
  • Sore feet

If a hallux valgus operation is performed by a specialised foot surgeon, the risks are relatively low. You can find detailed information about the options for a hallux valgus OP here.

Possible postoperative complications after OSG arthroscopy

Complications can arise after an arthroscopy of the ankle joint.

These complications include:

  • Persistence of complaints
  • Continued limited or increased mobility
  • Post-operative formation of scar tissue (adhesions)

Possible consequences after surgery to correct hammertoes

Complications after hammertoe surgery include:

  • the hammer toe correction is not complete
  • prolonged pain
  • persistent swelling
  • Ignition/breakage of the metal wire
  • Material loosening

You can find more information about hammertoe correction here.

Insufficient postoperative care of the foot can promote malpositions

Um das bestmöglichste Ergebnis zu erzielen, sollte nach einer Fuß-OP auf die richtige Nachversorgung geachtet werden:

  • Belasten Sie den Fuß nach der Operation nicht zu schnell und zu stark.
  • Bewegen Sie den Fuß in einem angemessenen Rahmen, um die Durchblutung des Gewebes aufrecht zu erhalten und die Muskeln zu trainieren.
  • Verzichten Sie auf Nikotin und achten Sie auf eine nährstoffreiche Ernährung, um die Knochenneubildung zu fördern.

The foot surgeon Dr. med. Tonio Gottlieb is your experienced expert on the subject of foot health and foot surgery. He examines you with the utmost care and always has the entire body statics in mind. Whether you need an initial diagnosis or a second opinion - make your personal consultation appointment now!

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