Injuries to the foot and ankle are common in both athletes and non-athletes. Just a simple incorrect step off a curb can cause serious pain in the ankle area!
Ankle fractures, or broken bones in the ankle area, can be range from minor in nature to quite severe. For ankle fractures considered mild, they can be treated with casts or splints to aid in the healthy recovery process. Sometimes ankle fractures are severe enough in nature to require surgery. The good news is that most everyone can expect a full recovery from an ankle fracture. If you suspect you may have an ankle fracture, let the team of providers at Advanced Orthopaedics take care of you. Insurance referrals are not typically needed for this type of care.
Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques, which can offer patients a quicker healing time. Ankle arthroscopy typically involves small incisions around the joint to allow the insertion of a tiny camera, enabling the surgeon to see the entire surface of the joint and surrounding anatomy. This is an outpatient procedure and is conveniently performed at Physician’s Specialty Hospital, located next door to our clinic.
Bunions are a common foot related condition that can become quite painful with time. We often see bunions in female patients, typically due to their shoe wear over time. Shoes with high heels and pointy toes can often lead to the development of bunions. Genetic predisposition can also lead to the development of bunions. At our clinic, we typically reserve surgical removal of bunions for those causing patients discomfort, not just for cosmetic purposes.