Foot Surgery and Ankle Surgery | Types & Treatment | MedStar Health
Close up of a general practitioner showing a patient the bones of a foot on a skeleton.

Many foot and ankle conditions progress and worsen unless handled promptly. Talk to an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist at MedStar Health as soon as possible to know if your condition needs to be taken care of or can be watched over time. We treat a full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. After we try non-operative options, surgery may be essential to get you back on your feet.

Types of foot surgery and ankle surgery

Xray of a person's foot


What to expect

Foot surgery and ankle surgery can be straightforward, but it can also be quite complex, as there are many joints in each area within the foot and ankle, each with complex motion. Therefore, your experience will depend on various factors, from your unique condition to the procedure being performed.

We will work with you to provide all options available and ensure you are comfortable with your choice. When appropriate, these may include minimally invasive options.

We often perform procedures at foot or ankle centers that provide same-day services, either at the hospital or the surgery center. This means you will likely go home the same day without staying overnight.


A therapist helps a male patient walk down stairs in a rehabilitation gym.

The time it takes to recover from your procedure will depend on your condition, type of surgery, and commitment to the recovery regimen. For example, a simple bunionectomy may require resting for only a few weeks. However, a more complex or traumatic surgery can take six to twelve months of recovery.

With over 50 locations throughout the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore metropolitan region, you’ll find therapy and rehabilitation from a physical therapist close to where you live and work.

Our locations

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MedStar Health: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Lafayette Centre

1120 20th St NW
Building 1 South
Washington, D.C., 20036

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 325
Olney, MD 20832

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Brandywine

13950 Brandywine Road
2nd Floor
Brandywine, MD 20613

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Chevy Chase

5454 Wisconsin Ave.
11th Floor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Gaithersburg

882 Muddy Branch Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

MedStar Health: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Bel Air

12 MedStar Blvd.
3rd Floor
Bel Air, MD 21015

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Hunt Valley

2 Loveton Circle
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Timonium

2118 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD 21093

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Johnston Professional Building
3333 N. Calvert St.,
Ste. 400
Baltimore, MD 21218

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at MedStar Harbor Hospital

2900 South Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

9101 Franklin Square Dr.
Medical Arts Bldg.
Ste. 200
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Frederick

163 Thomas Johnson Drive
1st floor
Ste E
Frederick, MD 21702

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Westminster

412 Malcolm Dr.
Ste. 200
Westminster, MD 21157

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Ellicott City

9501 Old Annapolis Road
Dorsey Hall Medical Center
Suite 220
Ellicott City, MD 21042

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Waugh Chapel

2410 Evergreen Rd.
Ste. 100
Gambrills, MD 21054

MedStar Health: Orthopedics at Annapolis

810 Bestgate Rd.
Suite 310
Annapolis, MD 21401