Foot & Ankle Procedures

Learn About Foot and Ankle Procedures

In general, if your bunion is not painful, you do not need surgery!  Although bunions often get bigger over time, doctors do not recommend surgery to prevent bunions from worsening. Many people can slow the progression of a bunion with proper shoes and other preventive care, and the bunion never causes pain or other problems.

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A hammer toe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer. Initially, hammer toes are flexible and can be corrected with simple measures but, if left untreated, they can become fixed and require surgery.

People with hammer toe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe. They may also feel pain in their toes or feet and have difficulty finding comfortable shoes.

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A broken ankle is also known as an ankle “fracture.” This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken.

A fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking, to several fractures, which forces your ankle out of place and may require that you not put weight on it for a few months.

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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.  It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.  The heel pain is worse in the morning when first getting out of bed.  Sometimes it will get better the more you walk and stretch your foot.  Standing for long periods of time or getting up from a long period of sitting makes the pain worse. 

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Haglund’s Deformity is a calcific tendinitis of the achilles tendon at the insertion to the calcaneus. This issues is very common in women, but can also be found in men.

The common complaint associated with Haglund’s Deformity is posterior heel pain causing an inability to walk without pain. Pain while wearing shoes is also a common complaint.

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Case of the Week - Unicondylar Knee ReplacementDr. Bramlett explains the details of a Partial Knee Replacement

This procedure involves replacing a single compartment of the knee with a custom cobalt chrome implant. This allows for an easier recovery and simpler surgery by comparison to a full knee replacement.