Foot & Ankle Deformity

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Conditions Treated

At the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, we treat the following conditions in both children and adults:

  • Diabetic foot deformities
    • Charcot joint disease, malpositioned diabetic foot, non-healing wound, peripheral neuropathy, life-/limb-threatening infection and, when absolutely necessary, amputation
  • Forefoot deformities
    • Bunion, Tailor's bunion (fifth toe bunion), hallux limitus/rigidus (arthritis of the great toe), hammer toe, claw toe, long/short toe, neuroma, ganglion, ingrown toenail, toenail deformity, wart and painful callus
  • Hindfoot deformities
    • Heel spur, plantar fasciitis, nerve entrapment (tarsal tunnel), posterior tendon dysfunction, flatfoot, high arch, heel pain, recurrent ankle sprain, equinus (tight heel cord), and Achilles tendonitis or rupture
  • Ankle disorders
    • Ankle joint arthritis, unstable/weak ankle, tendonitis, osteochondral lesions and avascular necrosis
  • Pediatric conditions
    • Clubfoot, tarsal coalition, metatarsus adductus, flatfoot, high arch, calcaneal valgus, toe-in/toe-out, vertical talus, syndactyly (webbing or fusion of toes) and polydactyly (presence of more than five toes)
  • Athletic injuries
    • Ankle sprain, foot/ankle fracture, stress fracture, shin splints, joint dislocation, muscle tear, athlete's foot, contusion, and laceration
  • Post-traumatic foot and ankle deformities
    • Malunion
  • Bone healing problems
    • Delayed union, nonunion and problem fracture
  • Bone defects, bone infections, and joint infections
    • Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis
  • Bone length discrepancies
    • Digital, metatarsal, heel and leg lengthening
  • Arthritis
    • Gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis
  • Other foot and ankle conditions
    • Charcot Marie Tooth disease, soft tissue tumors, skin lesions, abscesses, and avascular necrosis


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