Treating Foot and Ankle Trauma

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Serious athletes aren't the only ones who are susceptible to foot and ankle injuries. Foot and ankle trauma can be caused by accidents during everyday activities. When an injury occurs, whether it was on the playing field, at work or as the result of an accident, proper diagnosis and early intervention hold the key to getting you back on your feet and back to your life. Let us help you minimize the downtime necessary to recover from your injury.

At Alexander Orthopaedics, we have the unique ability to handle the most complex foot and ankle cases using the most innovative technologies and treatment regimens. First, let us help you understand your injury and gain insight into what it will take to help you overcome your setback.

Foot and Ankle Fractures and Breaks

Fractures are actual breaks in the bone and can vary from a tiny crack or stress fracture to a shattering break. It's critical that fractures are immediately diagnosed and treated to receive the best possible outcome. Early treatment can greatly increase your chances of avoiding surgery or permanent damage. Our expert team has treated every foot and ankle condition imaginable, but the most common traumas include:

  • Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
  • Stress Fractures
  • Ligament and Tendon Ruptures of the Foot and Ankle
  • Ankle Sprains and Ligament Tears
  • Heel Bone Fractures (Calcaneal Fractures)
  • Midfoot Fracture (Lisfrancs Fracture/Dislocation)
  • Jones Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Treatments and Procedures

With our outpatient advantage, Alexander Orthopaedics strives to provide continued strength and relief with minimal downtime in the comfort of your own home. Our advanced surgical procedures ensure fast patient recovery alongside long-term comfort and mobility.

Complex Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Peripheral nerve surgery and nerve decompression are complex procedures designed to preserve and restore function to nerves affected by diabetic neuropathy, sports injuries and trauma, or pain after a total joint replacement.

Total Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)

For patients with limited motion in the foot and ankle, the total ankle replacement procedure can help restore both normal motion and gate. Total Ankle Joint Replacement surgery involves removing the ankle joint and replacing it with a prosthetic. Although there are higher risks involved, the tradeoff has higher patient satisfaction rates than fusion procedures.

Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides enhanced diagnostics for ankle joints through the use of a small camera inserted into the ankle on a slender tube (endoscope). Treatments can be applied during the arthroscopy that are therapeutic for soft tissue damage and cartilage damage, all with a speedy recovery rate.

Pediatric and Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Pediatric and adult reconstructive surgery is a broad term for a variety of orthopedic issues. For patients with chronic fatigue and an inability to perform daily tasks, this area of surgery can help reduce symptoms.

Immediately treating unexpected foot and ankle trauma is essential for recovery. Many injuries will heal and patients will regain full function of the injured area with medical attention, but some trauma can lead to long-term problems, like severe arthritis, if treated incorrectly. Correcting the trauma at the time of the injury can often help to heal and reduce arthritis or future joint damage.

Dr. Perler is one of few doctors in our area with specialized training in this field and holds these surgeries as the most rewarding and advanced procedure he performs.

Dr. Adam Perler and the Alexander Orthopaedics team are committed to providing a personalized treatment plan to quickly get you back on your feet. If you've experienced a recent foot or ankle injury, please schedule an appointment today.