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Foot And Ankle Surgery Specialist

Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic -  - Podiatrist

Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Thayne, WY & Pocatello, ID

Foot and ankle surgery is often necessary to minimize pain and preserve your mobility. At Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic, which has four locations in Pocatello, Soda Springs, Idaho Falls, and Montpelier, Idaho, as well as two in Thayne and Jackson, Wyoming, podiatrists Adam Matthews, DPM, and Karson Howard, DPM, are surgically certified to manage your foot pathology with a number of different surgical solutions. Call Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Foot and Ankle Surgery Q&A

What is foot and ankle surgery?

Foot and ankle surgery refers to procedures that treat the musculoskeletal structures of the feet, including the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues. 

The podiatrists at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic always utilize conservative treatments before resorting to more invasive procedures, but surgical intervention is sometimes necessary to protect your feet and ankles from additional damage.

What are the different types of foot and ankle surgery?

Many different types of foot and ankle surgery can improve your gait and mobility while reducing pain, such as:

Lapiplasty 3D early weight-bearing bunion surgery

During the Lapiplasty® Bunion 3D Çorrection™ procedure, your podiatrist inserts two small titanium plates into the toe joint to restore stability to its foundation. This procedure helps bring the toes and foot back into proper alignment to treat bunions and reduce pressure.

Achilles tendon repair

The longest tendon in the human body, the Achilles tendon runs from the back of the ankle through the calf. Damage to this tendon can significantly limit your mobility and cause chronic pain. During the procedure, your podiatrist may remove damaged portions of the tendon or repair the torn tissue.

Ankle ligament reconstruction

Severe or repetitive ankle sprains can permanently damage the ligament that stabilizes the joint. Without proper stability, your ankle is vulnerable to additional sprains. By tightening the ligament, your podiatrist can help prevent future injury.


Debridement is a procedure to remove damaged or necrotic (dead) tissue. Your podiatrist at Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic may recommend debridement if you have broken pieces of cartilage in the joint around your big toe or necrotic tissue from a diabetic foot ulcer.

What conditions can foot and ankle surgery treat?

Foot and ankle surgery can treat and slow the progression of many different conditions, such as:

  • Bunions
  • Arthritis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel pain
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Fractures


If you have chronic foot and ankle pain that hasn’t resolved from conservative treatments, such as orthotics, shockwave therapy, or steroid injections, surgery may be your best option to relieve discomfort and restore your mobility.

Call Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Clinic or schedule an appointment online today to find out if you’re a good candidate for foot and ankle surgery.