“Lucky” Whitehead to Undergo Foot Surgery

Lucky Whitehead of the New York Jets is due to have surgery on his broken left foot. The receiver suffered the injury during practice, and coach Todd Bowles expects him to return sometime during the regular season. When Whitehead joined the team, the Jets viewed him as an upgrade over Jalin Marshall, who will be suspended during the start of the season. In order to fill Lucky’s spot, the team is looking toward Frankie Hammond, Romar Morris, and Marcus Murphy as replacements.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact one of our podiatrists of Princeton Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods 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 our offices located in Princeton and West Windsor, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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