Many factors can influence how much flat foot surgery costs. The surgeon’s fees, the location of the clinic, and the type of flat foot surgery can all contribute to the cost. Additionally, your health insurance may cover some or all of the costs of your procedure.
In most cases, surgery should only be considered after conservative care has failed to improve the pain and function of your feet. Flat foot surgery involves a variety of techniques to help restore your natural arch and can include bone cuts (osteotomies), joint fusion, tendon transfers, and implanted devices.
If your flat foot is caused by a ruptured posterior tibial tendon, then the surgical procedure to correct it will involve using a tendon transfer to get a new healthy tendon to perform the functions of the old one. In some patients a cylindrical plug is also placed in the heel bone joint (subtalar extra-articular screw arthroereisis) to keep the reconstruction stable.
Mr Redfern is skilled at evaluating and performing the best types of flat foot surgery for your particular situation to ensure optimal correction and stability. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that not every flat foot will heal perfectly and sometimes the arch on the inside of your foot can collapse again. This can usually be accommodated by wearing orthotics in your shoes. You should expect a full recovery to take up to a year and you will be required to be non-weight bearing for 6 weeks after the surgery.