Foot and Ankle
Foot and ankle expertise
Prompt, effective medical care is essential for any foot or ankle injury. If you're experiencing foot or ankle pain or managing a related condition, the experienced team of orthopedic surgeons and foot and ankle specialists at BayCare Clinic can put you on the road to recovery.
We specialize in reconstructive surgery for the foot and ankle, providing advanced care for patients with:
- Flat feet
- Torn ankle ligaments
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
Our team provides innovative treatment options for foot and ankle conditions including Cartiva (arthritis, arthritis foot surgery), Lapiplasty (bunions), Subchondroplasty (subchondral bone defect, bone marrow lesion), 4web (bunions, osteotomy of the foot) and Prophecy (osteoarthritis, total ankle replacement).
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic is one of the area’s leading specialty healthcare services, having performed the first total ankle replacement in the area.
Our foot and ankle specialists offer surgical procedures, including:
- Limb realignment
- Diabetic foot reconstruction
- Dislocated ankle surgery
- Foot tendon transfer surgery
- Surgery on torn ankle ligament
- Arthritis foot surgery
- All-American procedure (flat feet arch surgery)
- Total ankle replacement
Total Ankle Replacement
During an ankle replacement, a patient’s damaged ankle joint is replaced with an artificial implant. The implant is usually metal or plastic. During this minimally invasive surgery, the orthopedic surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the affected ankle and inserts a new ankle joint.
When foot and ankle conditions begin to seriously affect mobility and quality of life, our foot and ankle specialists (more commonly known as podiatrists) can help. Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, our podiatric specialists provide surgical and non-surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems involving the skin, muscles, ligaments, bones and joints of the feet. They are part of a collaborative team of orthopedic surgeons and technicians offering state-of-the-art care.
Some of the common conditions our podiatrists treat include warts, ingrown toenails, fungus, and bone deformities such as bunions and hammer toes. Additional conditions treated include:
- Limb salvage
- Sports injuries and fractures
- Bunions and hammer toes
- Warts, corns, blisters and calluses
- Athlete's foot
- Toenail fungus and ingrown toenails
- Heel pain and heel spurs
- Flat feet
- Big toe joint replacement
Diabetic foot care
Our podiatrists also are experts in diabetic foot care. Foot infections are the most common cause of hospitalization among people with diabetes. Diabetics often experience nerve damage and poor circulation in the feet. This increases the risk of foot injuries, which often go unnoticed. That means people with diabetes may experience serious foot problems like ulcerations, infections and gangrene.
For people with diabetes, foot injuries can take months or years to heal and can lead to amputation. Our podiatrists can help avoid complications by providing education and preventative care. If a serious condition does occur, our podiatrists are trained in wound care and limb salvage methods.
Our orthopedic surgeons have been among those pioneering the use of cartilage transplants to repair ankle injuries. DeNovo Natural Tissue, introduced in 2009 for use in knee repair, is a human tissue product consisting of viable human tissue.
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