Foot And Ankle Surgery Specialist

Alex Urteaga, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Foot and Ankle Clinic of Central Texas

Alex Urteaga, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in New Braunfels, TX

Many podiatric problems resolve with conservative treatment, but when foot and ankle surgery is necessary, it’s important to seek the best care possible. Podiatrist Alex Urteaga, DPM, uses the most advanced technologies and procedures to perform foot and ankle surgery at Foot and Ankle Clinic of Central Texas in New Braunfels, Texas. He’s the only surgeon in the area certified to perform the Arthrex® InternalBrace™ procedure for ankle sprains and instability. For the highest-quality care in foot and ankle surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Foot and Ankle Surgery Q & A

When would I need foot and ankle surgery?

The expert surgeons at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas use nonsurgical treatments, like orthotics and physical therapy, whenever possible. However, some conditions, like a bunion, never go away without surgery.

If you have a foot problem that continues to cause pain and symptoms despite conservative treatment, or if you experience severe mobility impairment, you may be a candidate for foot and ankle surgery.

What conditions does foot and ankle surgery treat?

The team at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas treats a broad spectrum of conditions in adult and pediatric patients, including:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Foot deformities
  • Heel pain
  • Flat foot
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon disorders
  • Fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Neuromas
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Diabetic foot problems

Just because you have a foot condition doesn’t mean you need surgery. Your podiatrist explores every available treatment option and recommends the best approaches for your specific needs.

What are common foot and ankle surgery procedures?

The experts at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas use the most advanced procedures and leading technology in foot and ankle surgery. They perform a wide range of procedures, including:

  • Tendon repair
  • Bunion correction
  • Ankle fusion
  • Arthrex InternalBrace
  • Fracture repair
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Foot deformity correction
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery

They use minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery, whenever possible. Arthroscopic surgery requires smaller incisions and less damage to healthy tissue than open surgery.

What should I expect from foot and ankle surgery?

The team at Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas creates an individualized surgical plan tailored to your specific needs. They may take imaging tests, such as X-rays, to determine the best approach to foot and ankle surgery. 

The techniques they use depend on the type and severity of your condition. Simple procedures may take place in the office or in an outpatient surgical suite. More extensive types of foot and ankle surgery may require spending the night in the hospital.

Your surgeon prepares you for what to expect from your particular procedure. They also explain what recovery entails and may recommend physical therapy and rehabilitation.

For the best care in foot and ankle surgery, call Foot & Ankle Clinic of Central Texas, or schedule an appointment online today.