Christian Dean of the Vancouver Whitecaps has been out for two months and is recovering from foot surgery on his left foot at the end of March. The center will reportedly be out for another one to two months to fully recover from the surgery, which was done to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture. Dean was the No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and has made nine MLS appearances in his entire career. He was key in the Whitecaps’ 2015 CONCACAF Champions League and Amway Canadian Championship runs.
If you require surgical consultation, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will provide quality care for your feet.
When is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases where less invasive procedures have been unsuccessful. Conditions that often require surgery are listed below:
- Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
- Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
- Reconstruction for injuries caused by accidents or malformations
Types of Surgeries
The type of surgery you receive depends on the nature of the problem. Possible surgeries include the following:
- Bunionectomy for painful bunions
- Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
- Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
Benefits of Surgery
Surgery can provide more complete pain relief than other options 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 feel free to contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.