Foot/Ankle

You place a great deal of pressure on your feet every day

When you have foot and ankle pain, our orthopedic foot and ankle specialists can help you deal with the pressure.

Aurora BayCare’s orthopedic team specializes in providing innovative treatments for foot and ankle problems. We treat both degenerative issues that occur with age as well as sports-related foot and ankle injuries.

Our treatment programs include performance training, physical therapy, surgical management, and personalized rehabilitation plans.

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions

We diagnose and treat a complete range of foot and ankle conditions, including:

  • Arthritis and other joint disease
  • Athletic injuries
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Complications related to diabetes
  • Congenital deformities
  • Dislocated ankles and ankle instability
  • Flat feet
  • Limb realignment
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Tendon and ligament damage
  • Traumatic injuries

Ankle and Foot Surgery

For many foot and ankle problems, medication, orthotics, and physical therapy are the best treatment. But if you have chronic pain that cannot be resolved through conservative methods, foot or ankle surgery may be necessary. Our surgeons use the latest techniques, including minimally invasive methods that reduce pain and improve recovery time.

Above all, we are committed to helping you remain active. Whether you want to return to the playing field or get back to work, our physicians have the skill and experience to get you there in the safest, fastest manner possible.

Diabetic Foot Care

Our orthopedic foot specialists are specially trained to deal with foot complications linked to diabetes.  They work with you and a multidisciplinary team to manage the complexities associated with diabetic foot care. When foot issues become serious, we can offer surgical treatment options, including diabetic foot reconstruction.

Arthroscopic Surgery

In this minimally invasive procedure, a tiny camera is inserted into the joint. The camera projects an image onto a monitor viewed by your surgeon, who uses tiny instruments to clean and repair damaged tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.  Arthroscopic surgery can also help in the early stages of arthritis. With minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, you benefit from smaller incisions, less pain, and quicker return to your regular activities.

Ankle Reconstruction

If your ankle joint is prone to dislocation, it may be unstable.  Arthroscopic surgery can be used to tighten ligaments and tendons surrounding the ankle joint or to repair damaged cartilage. In cases where minimally invasive intervention is not successful, partial or total ankle joint replacement may be necessary.

Foot Tendon Transfer Surgery

In this procedure, a healthy tendon is used to replace a damaged or inactive tendon. While tendon transfer surgery has been performed for many years, it is highly technical and undertaken only by orthopedic foot and ankle specialists.

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