Kyle Blanks to soon undergo Second Surgery
Kyle Blanks of the Texas Rangers has reportedly undergone surgery for his right foot and will soon have surgery done on his left foot as well. The first baseman missed a large chunk of this season due to Achilles issues that affected him toward the end of 2014. Blanks has been on and off the disabled list and currently remains on it due to his surgeries. Unfortunately, due to his injuries Blanks will become a free agent at the end of the season. If surgery goes well, it is likely he will try to make a comeback next year.
Foot surgery is sometimes necessary. If you are struggling with a foot or ankle condition, talk to Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can treat your foot and ankle needs.
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
- Cosmetic reconstruction
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage
Benefits of Surgery
Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.
Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.