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Ankle and foot surgery

We perform various kinds of surgical procedures on the ankles and feet in our private hospital. The need for surgery is always assessed individually. Factors such as the patient’s age and hobbies, the physical demands of his or her profession and relevant test results are all taken into account. 

The ankles and feet are susceptible to injuries because of their anatomical structure. The foot and ankle problems which most commonly require surgical treatment are: 

  • bunions
  • plantar tendon inflammation (plantar fasciitis)
  • hammer or claw toe
  • osteoarthritis
  • ankle sprains and strains
  • nerve damage in the ankle

We also perform ankle keyhole surgery (arthroscopy).

For each procedure, preparations are made not only by the surgeon him- or herself but also by a physician who specialises in anaesthesia and pain relief (i.e. an anaesthesiologist) and a team of nurses. We carefully assess the patient’s general physical condition as well as any individual risk factors. Learn more about the preparations for surgical procedures here.

We use modern surgical and anaesthetic techniques, allowing you to leave the hospital the same day. Shoulder surgery is always performed under general anaesthesia. Before the procedure, you will get an opportunity to discuss the various methods of pain relief with our anaesthesiologist. For surgery in the lower limbs, regional anaesthesia is usually the most suitable option. For surgery on a small area of the body, such as keyhole surgery in the ankle, local anaesthesia combined with intravenous sedative painkillers is usually sufficient.

Here at Diacor, the surgeons cooperate closely with the occupational healthcare professionals as well as with the physiotherapists. Our comprehensive healthcare network provides flexibility, allowing the patient to return to work and everyday life when he or she is ready. Together, our various professionals assess the need for sick leave, decide on the best treatment and rehabilitation and suggest ways of adapting your working environment to your needs after the procedure.

Our chain of care includes professional physiotherapy, which supports the rehabilitation process and facilitates the return to everyday life.  When you are here for your operation, we will also schedule any necessary aftercare and follow-up appointments.


Instructions

1.

You need a referral (from a surgeon or orthopaedist) to be eligible for surgery. You can make an appointment with a specialist physician online or by calling 09 7750 800. 

2.

Please bring information about your insurance and about any examinations you have had elsewhere..

3.

If you are referred to surgery, you can make an appointment for the procedure directly with the surgeon or by calling the hospital on 09 7750 8180. Before you come to the hospital, please make sure that you have an approved promissory note from your insurance company. You can schedule an appointment even if you do not yet have a promissory note.

4.

Please read the hospital admission information and fill in the patient information form

Expenses

Prices for the most common types of foot and ankle surgery:
Achilles tendon repair starts from €3466€
Bunion surgery starts from €2559 (1 foot), on both sides starts from €3000 (under general anaesthetic)

A total cost estimate is made during an appointment with the specialist who performs the procedure. The final price is determined by the materials and implants used, the duration and difficulty of the procedure, the need for additional examinations and the length of the hospital stay. 

 The Social Insurance Institution (Kela) can reimburse part of the surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist's fees. The size of the reimbursement is determined by the standard rate which has been set by the Social Insurance Institution for the relevant procedure code. In practice, the reimbursement does not cover the full cost of the procedure. 

 

We have built up long-term partnerships with several insurance companies. Learn more about our insurance agreements. 


With a Diacor Hoitotili (Diacor Healthcare Account), you get opportunities for flexible payment. If you wish, you can pay your bill in instalments.

Medical centres

Hospital

Porkkalankatu 22 C, 1st floor
00180 Helsinki

Operating days are from Monday to Friday

Experts

Lindahl Jan

Orthopedist, Sport Physician

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sport Physician. Arthroscopic knee surgery, ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee reconstruction, MPFL reconstruction, meniscal repair, surgical correction of lower-limb deformities, ankle surgery, pelvic surgery

Michelsson Oliver

Orthopedist

Lic. Med. Specialist in Surgery and Orthopedics and Traumatology, Podiatric Surgeon. Podiatric surgery, foot surgeries, ankle surgeries

Moilanen Ilkka

Orthopedist

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Shoulder arthroscopy, knee surgery, ankle surgery

Pippingsköld Peter

Orthopedist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Sports injuries, knee disorders, back disorders

Roukanoja Heli

Surgeon

Lic. Med., Specialist in General Surgery and Orthopedics and Traumatology. Surgical procedures under local anesthetic, mole removals (face and body), bunion surgery, hammer toe surgery, hammer toe surgery, reposition of fracture

Syvähuoko Ismo

Orthopedist

Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology and Surgery. Sports surgery, knee surgery