Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

Foot and ankle injuries can be complex and debilitating. The Foot & Ankle Specialists at CAO provide comprehensive care, including diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for all types of foot and ankle problems. We provide care for patients of all ages, listening and working together to customize the right treatment plan, whether for bunions, fractures or complex neuromuscular disorders.

Examples of conditions treated by a foot and ankle surgeon are:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma of the foot and ankle
  • Reconstructive procedures
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome

If you have pain in your foot or ankle or any of the conditions listed above, you should consult an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist.

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  • Ankle Fracture Surgery

    This surgical procedure is used to correct a fracture of the fibula or tibia in the ankle joint. The procedure involves attachment of a fixation plate made of stainless steel or titanium to the fibula and use of screws or fixation plate on the tibia to stabilize the bones and allow healing.
  • Ankle Replacement

    This surgical procedure is performed to remove portions of the ankle that are diseased or severely injured and to implant a device that will help manage pain and restore mobility to the ankle.
  • Bunionectomy (Chevron Bunionectomy)

    This outpatient procedure is performed to correct a bunion, a deformity of the toe joint. During the procedure, the surgeon may remove excess bone and then shift the toe into proper alignment. This surgery is commonly performed with regional anesthesia.
  • Cheilectomy

    This surgical procedure is used to help relieve symptoms of hallux rigidus by removing bony growths on top of the big toe's main joint. This procedure improves joint movement and is most successful in patients with less severe arthritis.
  • Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy

    Arthroscopic surgery is used to diagnose and treat many joint problems. It is commonly performed to evaluate and repair ligament injuries; remove scar tissue, damaged cartilage and bone fragments; and to evaluate the extent of arthritis.
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas

    Morton's neuroma is an enlarged nerve, compressed or pinched between the bones and the ligament that holds them together. This procedure eases the pain by releasing pressure from the nerve or removing the nerve.
  • Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)

    This surgical procedure is used to correct a hammertoe, a deformity of the toe that causes the toe to become permanently frozen in a bent position. During this procedure, a small piece of bone is removed to shorten the toe and allow it to straighten.
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

    This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Bröstrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion.
  • Subtalar Fusion

    This surgical procedure is used to help relieve pain in the joint beneath the ankle joint and correct deformities in the hindfoot caused by injury, arthritis, or genetic defect. The procedure fuses the calcaneus (the heel bone) to the talus, the bone that connects the foot to the ankle.
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries

    The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the two main calf muscles - the gastrocnemius and soleus - to the heel bone (the calcaneus). Common injuries of the Achilles tendon include tendonitis (inflammation), tendinosis (degeneration), and rupture.
  • Bunions

    A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, develops on the big toe joint when the bones of the big toe become misaligned. It looks like a large bump on the side of the toe. The big toe angles in toward the second toe, and, in severe cases, may overlap or tuck beneath the second toe. Bunions are more common in women than in men.