The most common fractures Dr. Vora sees include the talus (ankle joint), the midfoot, the fifth metatarsal, and the calcaneus (heel). His specialty includes complete and partial joint replacements of the foot and ankle, primary and revision forefoot surgery and the treatment of cartilage problems. As much as possible, Dr. Vora uses minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery methods. This approach not only reduces patient pain, but also speeds recovery time.
Another approach Dr. Vora undertakes when possible is the use of a regional block, which numbs the surgical site completely. A significant benefit of this method of anesthesia is that the pain relief is long lasting post-operatively.
Sometimes surgical intervention may not be in the patient’s best interest. When a patient presents with peripheral neuropathy, for instance, which is nerve damage typically caused by diabetes, surgery may relieve the nerve compression. However, re-scarring can occur after surgery, making the condition worse, so Dr. Vora believes only a few patients qualify for the procedure.
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