Learn More about Foot Surgery, Denver
Anatomy of a Foot
The legs, feet and ankles are made up of many bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The foot alone contains 28 bones. The ankle, which has 14 bones, is a weight-bearing joint that absorbs the body's full impact. Sports injuries or trauma can be especially painful and debilitating and represent a large portion of the cases we treat.
How are Foot/Ankle Problems Diagnosed?
Your surgeon will take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination in order to understand more about the problem. A gait analysis may be conducted along with any combination of the following:
- Computed Tomography Scan (CT or CAT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Foot Surgery and Other Treatment Options
Surgical treatment is considered when nonsurgical treament does not work. The choice of surgery depends on the type of arthritis/damage, impact of the disease on the joints and location. A surgical procedure called ankle fusion (arthrodesis) is done when the ankle joint becomes worn out and painful, or degenerative. Arthroplasty, which is the replacement of the affected joint, may also be considered.
At the Rose Institute for Joint Replacement in Denver expert surgeons are able to diagnose and provide you the right treatment for your condition. If surgery is required, it is preformed with great precision, using the latest in technology and medical implants.
Our top orthopedic foot surgeons are available in Denver to consult with you. Call now to learn more 720-460-2565.