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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:

  • Arthritis
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
  • Torn ankle ligaments
  • Bunions
  • 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.

 

 

Surgical procedures

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

Podiatry

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

 

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.

 

More Information

The American Podiatric Medical Association and the National Podiatric Medical Association both provide additional resources on podiatry and foot and ankle health. 

 

Cartilage transplant

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. 

 

 

Additional Resources

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of Sports Medicine

OrthoIllustrated (3D animations of treatment options for orthopedic injuries and arthritis. Produced by Arthrex, which develops orthopedic products and procedures.)

Zimmer Biomet (Develops orthopedic technology)

 

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BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.