Treatments

  • Ankle Arthroscopy

    Ankle Arthroscopy

    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.

  • Custom Foot Orthotic Fitting

    Custom Foot Orthotic Fitting

    An orthotic is a device that provides support to a weakened or paralyzed part of the body. Splint, shoe insert, brace or casts are worn externally and are customized as per your specific body size and requirements.

  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

    Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It also consists of three main solid components which include the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets play an important role in forming blood clots. They also consist of special proteins, known as growth factors, which help with our body’s healing process.

  • Foot Care

    Foot Care

    Feet support your body weight, help maintain proper posture and help in movement. As the feet bear the entire weight of the body and are involved in most activities, they are more prone to problems such as calluses, corns, cracks, infections and traumatic injuries. To maintain good health of your feet, you should always wear comfortable, good quality and proper fitting footwear. Specially-designed shoe inserts, called orthotics, help in alignment and stabilization of the feet and can also reduce foot pain.

  • Foot Activity and Exercise Guide

    Foot Activity and Exercise Guide

    A foot injury or foot surgery may leave you immobile for a period. To return to your regular activities and more strenuous recreational activities, it is necessary for you to follow a well-planned activity and exercise program.

  • Nail Care

    Nail Care

    Nails are made of hard keratin tissue that helps protect the underlying tissue of your fingers and toes. They can reveal a lot about your overall health. Healthy nails are uniform in color and consistency, and smooth, without grooves or pits. Changes in color and growth rate can indicate various diseases. Nails are prone to problems such as infections and even warts and tumors, so developing good habits can help keep them healthy.

  • Ankle-Brachial Index

    Ankle-Brachial Index

    The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) is a noninvasive diagnostic test performed to determine your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition of narrowing or blocking of the arteries in your legs or arms. This condition increases the risk of stroke, leads to poor blood circulation, and may cause heart attack and leg pain.

  • Bunion Surgery

    Bunion Surgery

    Surgery is the only means of correcting a bunion. Surgery is also recommended when conservative measures fail to treat the symptoms of bunion. There are many surgical options to treat a bunion. The common goal is to realign the bones in the foot, correct the deformity, and relieve pain and discomfort. The surgery is performed as a day procedure, under the effect of a light general anesthetic and a regional nerve block. When you wake up, you will not be in pain and will be able to walk on your foot straight away.

  • Foot Reconstruction

    Foot Reconstruction

    Foot reconstruction is a surgery performed to correct the structures of the foot and restore the natural functionality of the foot that has been lost due to injury or illness. Ideally, any foot surgery for reconstruction is done to improve the appearance and function of the foot so that patients can maintain their quality of life.

  • Ankle Joint Replacement

    Ankle Joint Replacement

    Ankle joint replacement, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pain and immobility due to ankle arthritis. Ankle joint replacement is also recommended for elderly patients with a severe fracture from osteoporosis, or presence of a tumor in the ankle joint.

  • Subtalar Arthrodesis

    Subtalar Arthrodesis

    Subtalar arthrodesis is the surgical fusion of bones that form the subtalar joint. The subtalar joint is a complex joint located below the ankle joint and is formed by the union of the heel (calcaneus) and the talus (ankle) bone. The subtalar joint allows side-side movement of the foot.

  • Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery (MIFS) uses the latest advanced technology to treat foot and ankle pain caused by a variety of conditions. Special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques are used to visualize and perform the surgery through small incisions. The aim of MIFS is to minimize damage to the muscles and surrounding structures enabling faster recovery and less pain.

  • Treatment of Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

    Treatment of Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

    Injuries during sports are common. They can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. Injuries to the foot and ankle are common while playing sports such as football, hockey, skating and in weekend athletes. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.

  • Cavovarus Foot Correction

    Cavovarus Foot Correction

    Cavovarus deformity may be corrected by conservative methods, such as bracing, to help with ankle instability and sprains, and shoe inserts, to raise the lateral border of the foot and accommodate the middle region of the foot. If cavovarus deformity is not adequately controlled by conservative means, your doctor will recommend surgical treatment. Weak muscles and contractures are corrected by a tendon transfer surgery, while bone deformities are corrected by cutting (osteotomy) or fusing bones (arthrodesis) to allow the foot to evenly contact the floor.

  • Flatfoot Reconstruction

    Flatfoot Reconstruction

    Foot reconstruction is a surgery performed to correct the structures of the foot and restore the natural functionality of the foot that has been lost due to injury or illness.

  • Ankle Arthrodesis

    Ankle Arthrodesis

    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.

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

    Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

    Ankle ligament reconstruction may be performed arthroscopically under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make small incisions in your ankle. A tiny camera and a few special instruments are inserted through the incisions to repair and strengthen the ligaments. Stretched or torn ligaments will be shortened and stitched as needed. Sometimes, a weakened ligament is reconstructed with a section of tendon derived from the foot and around the ankle.

  • Achilles Tenotomy

    Achilles Tenotomy

    Achilles tenotomy is a surgical procedure to lengthen the Achilles tendon enabling the ankle to flex upward and allowing the heel to be placed flat on the floor. It is indicated in patients that have an abnormally developed Achilles tendon or one that has become shortened and difficult to stretch. The surgery is done to restore the normal range of motion of the ankle.

  • Ankle Instability Surgery

    Ankle Instability Surgery

    Ankle instability surgery is performed to treat an unstable ankle and involves the repair or replacement of a torn or stretched ligament.

  • Footwear Guide

    Footwear Guide

    Comfort and durability are important when selecting footwear. A shoe must conform to the shape of your foot and not vice versa. If your activities include walking long distances or standing for a long time, you must purchase shoes appropriate to those activities. Ill-fitting shoes that lack support can stress the feet, ankles, hip and spine, and lead to pain and deformities that prevent you from participating in your regular activities.

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