Carlos Delfino of the NBA will receive foot surgery that may take him out for the rest of the season. The small-forward sustained a foot fracture last May and received a procedure to help repair his foot.
Unfortunately rehabilitation was not enough as the bone that Delfino injured did not fully heal. Now Delfino’s team says that he will need additional surgery and at least four months of recovery time. This means Delfino will likely be off the court until next year.
Choosing to undergo foot surgery for any reason is not something that should be taken lightly. If you feel that a surgical procedure is necessary you should seek out the care of a podiatrist such as Dr. Eric J. Abrams of Foot & Ankle Affiliates of Central NJ, P.C. Dr. Abrams can diagnose any conditions you may have that require surgery as well as answer your questions.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
- Surgical fusion
- Nerve removal
Benefits of Surgery
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Eatontown, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.
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