Foot & Ankle Treatments
A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is a bony prominence at the base of the big toe, which often results in pain, redness and rubbing in footwear. The 1st metatarsal bone abnormally angles outward towards the other foot from its joint in the midfoot. A bunion can change the shape of your foot, make it difficult for you to find shoes that fit correctly and worsen the symptoms if left untreated.
Big Stiff Toe (Hallux Rigidus)
The great toe is most important in your normal walking. During the walking cycle it supports 50% of the body’s weight. If it doesn’t function normally, walking can become difficult and painful.
Surgery for a Torn Achilles Tendon
Achilles tendon ruptures are a common injury in the athletic population. Surgical repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon involves suturing the torn ends together using strong stitches. Traditionally a larger incision (~10cm) was required to fully expose the torn tendon ends and repair them. Newer surgical equipment now allows for minimally invasive repair of Achilles tendon ruptures, using a much smaller incision (2-3cm).
A sprain is stretching or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments connect adjacent bones in a joint and provide stability to the joint.
An ankle sprain is a common injury and occurs when you fall or suddenly twist the ankle joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump.
Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an arthroscope, a small, soft, flexible tube with a light and video camera at the end, is inserted into the ankle joint to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions.
Ankle arthrodesis is the surgical fusion of bones that form the ankle joint. The ankle joint is formed by the tibia, talus, and the fibula bones.
The goal of ankle arthrodesis is to relieve pain in the affected joint. This is achieved by surgically eliminating the joint.