- A bunion is a localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe (the great toe). The joint is enlarged (due to new bone formation) and the toe is often misaligned. It is frequently associated with inflammation. There are several types of bunionectomies. The right one for you is based on your age, bone strength and overall health. They involve removing the bunion (bone growth) and straightening the big toe. Fracture Repair
- A break in the bone; generally caused by trauma, twisting, or weakened bone structure due to disease.
Sometimes a cast alone isn't enough to heal a broken bone. Surgery to place the broken pieces back in place is sometimes
needed. This may require titanium plates, screws and/or pins.Joint Replacement
- Is the surgical replacement of a joint with an artificial prosthesis. When a joint is arthritic and the pain is not alleviated by medications, orthotics or accommodative shoes, the joint may need to be replaced. Titanium or silastic joints are utilized depending on which joint needs to be replaced.Hammertoe Repair
- This term is used to describe a contracted toe. This surgery involves removing part of a joint in order to straighten the toe. Sometimes tendons are lengthened or the joint may be fused.Neuroma Removal
- Painful enlarged growths of nerves, usually between the third and fourth toe, causing burning, tingling or numbness. Neuromas are removed using the CO2 laser to help prevent them from recurring.Diabetic Ulcer Care
- An ulcer is an open sore of the foot which may be caused by an abrasion, corn, callous, blister, foreign body or other trauma. Healing may be impaired by infection, numbness, poor circulation, smoking or poor nutrition. Surgical trimming away of dead or necrotic tissue from the wound may be necessary for the wound to heal. Occasionally, grafts may be utilized.Amputations
- A condition which can occur because of diabetes, infection, gangrene or poor circulation of the legs, whereby part of the limb, or the whole limb needs to be surgically removed. Unfortunately, sometimes diabetics or patients with extremely poor circulation who develop gangrene may require amputation of the gangrenous part.Bone Spur Removal
- Bone spurs are bony projections that form along joints. Bone spurs form due to the body's increase of a damaged (usually due to arthritis) joint's surface area in a futile attempt to improve weight distribution. We can develop bone spurs almost anywhere. They can easily be removed in the operating room. spurs on the bottom of the heel almost never need to be removed.