The removal of corns and calluses alleviates foot pain.
What is it?
Corn and callus surgeries remove painful buildups and layers of tough skin from the foot to alleviate pain. Corns and calluses develop on weight-bearing areas of the foot and are the result of excessive weight or ill-fitting shoes.
What should I do to prepare?
Before receiving surgery, the patient should consult with a physician or surgeon to determine if this surgery is the proper course of action. X-rays and other diagnostic imaging techniques are used to develop a treatment plan. Medication plans and fasting routines may be necessary depending on the surgeon’s guidelines. Surgery of corns and calluses are outpatient procedures, but the patient should be prepared to remain at the hospital for post-surgical evaluation. Additionally, the patient should arrange travel accommodations in advance.
What happens during the process?
After anesthesia is administered to the patient, the surgeon makes incisions over the corns. The enlarged areas or tough skin can then be carefully cut and removed.
What are the risks and potential complications?
Corns and calluses are removed with low risks. However, risks that accompany surgical procedures include, but are not limited to improper anesthesia, infections, nerve damage, excessive bleeding, an inability of the wound to heal, and bone fractures.
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