Patients suffering from ankle arthritis have significant pain and loss of motion, which leads to poor function. Treatment usually begins with non-operative measures such as analgesic medicines, steroid injections, and braces. If these treatments fail then surgery can be entertained. Two options include ankle fusion and ankle replacement.
Although many people have bunions and hammertoes, most do not require surgery. For those individuals with disabling pain and significant difficulty with shoe wear, surgery is possible. The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Institute of South Florida is one of the first centers in the country to be utilizing modern, effective, minimally invasive surgical techniques.
If an athlete sustains an Achilles tendon rupture, they have the options of operative and nonoperative treatment. Minimally invasive techniques are now used to repair the tendon. These techniques have lower risks of infection and wound healing problems.
The Surgeons at the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Institute of South Florida are specialists in all forms of foot and ankle trauma, including high energy, complex fractures. We have pioneered minimally invasive surgical techniques and have designed many of the implants used to address these bad injuries. Our goal is to restore a patient’s function and quality of life.
Dr. Steven D. Steinlauf, M.D
Andrea Loube, P.A.C.
4700 Sheridan St Suite H Hollywood, FL 33021
1 SW 129th Ave STE 401, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
7800 S.W. 87 Ave Suite 102, Miami, FL 33173