A bunionectomy is a surgery used to remove a painful bump on the toe called a bunion. Bunions are normally caused by …..
A gastrocnemius recession is used to treat the symptoms of a tight calf muscle. When your calf muscle, or gastrocnemius, is too tight, it can make it difficult to bend your foot backward.
In the surgery, the gastrocnemius is lengthened. This is done by making an incision on the back of the leg, and cutting the gastrocnemius to lengthen the calf muscle. Once this is done, the muscle is either left to heal, or is sutured to the tissue in the position the surgeon puts it in.
After the surgery, the patient will have better ankle motion
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Dharmesh Bhakta, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Dr. Bhakta completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Riverside, majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Mathematics. He then pursued his podiatric medical degree at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California and received his degree in 2000. Read More
Shae Paschal, D.P.M., A.A.C.F.A.S
Dr. Paschal completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then moved to south Florida, where he completed his medical training at Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Read More
Jacob Jasper, D.P.M., A.A.C.F.A.S.
Dr. Jasper completed his undergraduate training at Arizona State University in Tempe, Az. He graduated Cum Laude in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science. Read More