Foot and ankle
At AIOR in Foot and Ankle Surgery department , we offer all conventional treatment procedures concerning problems with toes, feet or ankles. We particularly specialise in the use of minimally invasive foot surgery and correction of deformities.
The strong interdisciplinary link between our highly specialised orthopaedic departments allows us to provide you with the best treatment, even for serious and complex injuries.
Treatment of foot and ankle
Our patients are looked after by a team of consultants, carers, therapists and orthotists from all departments. We will treat you with state-of-the-art technology for diagnostics and rehabilitation. Our goal is for you to quickly return to your previous level of activity and to treat your acute and/or chronic foot or ankle conditions to the best possible extent.
In many cases, you have the option of outpatient or inpatient care. The decision depends on you. The decision depends on your particular case as well as your personal state of health, and it will be made in close consultation with our medical staff and anaesthetists. The goal is always to reduce potential risks to a minimum, such as those based on existing conditions, to ensure successful treatment
Insoles, inserts, orthopaedic shoes, supports and orthoses are classic areas of conservative foot and ankle treatment. This also includes pressure distribution measurements of the foot which allow precise planning and implementation of treatment strategies. We also specialise in conservative treatment options of diabetic foot.In addition to outpatient treatment with medication, certain conditions (e.g. bone oedema) can often be improved so much, using infusion treatment, that surgery is no longer required.
Range of foot surgery options
Our surgical range includes corrections of toe misalignments, complex reconstructions of ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries. Foot and ankle conditions as part of diabetes mellitus or chronic polyarthritis are becoming more important.
For complex problems, techniques are available that allow us to save the foot in many cases, thanks to state-of-the-art stabilisation procedures, bone growth factors and stem cell transplants.
In cases of fractured bones in the foot or ankle, we focus on the exact “anatomical” restoration of the joint areas. Numerous technically refined stabilisation procedures are available to our surgeons for that.
Our orthopedic surgeons at the Foot and Ankle Clinic provide comprehensive foot and ankle surgical care, including:
- Ankle and foot fusions
- Ankle arthritis treatment
- Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis reconstruction
- Foot and ankle deformity correction
- Forefoot reconstruction (for rheumatoid arthritis, bunions, hammertoes)
- Repair of ankle/foot fractures
- Repair/reconstruction of sports injuries of the foot and ankle
- Repair/reconstruction of Achilles tendon disorders and injuries
- Surgical care of common foot disorders such as hallux rigidus and Morton's neuroma
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles tendons, nerves, and skin. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. They perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons work with physicians of many other specialties, including medicine, pediatrics, vascular surgery, endocrinology, radiology, anesthesiology, and others.
Failure or stretching of tendons or ligaments on the medial aspect (inside) of the foot and ankle may cause gradual collapse of the arch of your foot. The tendon which is located just behind the medial malleolus (inside of ankle) is called the Posterior tibial tendon. This tendon supports the arch of your foot, and allows your foot to act as a stable base during the push-off phase of walking. Additional stretching of the tendon and medial ligaments can allow the foot to rotate externally (to the outside), causing additional issues with walking and even weight bearing
During a twisting injury to the ankle, the ligaments connecting the talus and calcaneus to the fibula can become stretched, or torn. This is a sprained ankle, one of the most common orthopaedic injuries. Most ankle sprains heal by themselves within 6 weeks. Occasionally these ligaments do not heal causing the ankle to be unstable. Symptoms may include:
• The ankle giving out when walking, or playing sports on uneven ground
• Pain with each episode
• Feeling weakness, or looseness of the ankle
When a person is diagnosed to have diabetes- along with diet restrictions and medicines, patient is advised to walk. No doubt diabetic patient should walk regularly but along with it, he should know what foot care needs to be taken to avoid complications resulting from Diabetes or Diabetic neuropathy. India has become the capital of Diabetes in the world. We have the largest number of diabetic people. Diabetes is a disease which can be controlled but there is no cure. Hence when it is long-standing it is associated with some of the systemic complications like- Kidney affection- nephropathy, Eye affection- retinopathy. Similarly when it affects the nerves- its called as Neuropathy and usually, it affects feet- although it may affect other body parts also. It may casuse Ulcer- wounds, Deformity- Charcot’s joints Infections, Skin and nail problems. Urgent care and Specailist opinion should be sorted.