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.
The Lennar Foundation Medical Center:
5555 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, Fl. 33146
The Uhealth Office:
8100 SW 10th St, Plantation, FL 33324
In the past few years surgeries for sports related injuries have seen tremendous advances. These include new implants, such as the internal brace. This device allows patients with ankle instability to undergo surgery followed by a rapid rehabilitation protocol. Patients no longer require long periods in a cast or prolonged periods of time on crutches. Other advances include minimally invasive surgery for Achille’s tendon ruptures and certain fractures. Arthroscopic surgery is now performed on joints other than the ankle. This allows surgeons to treat a diverse set of injuries to […]
Ankle arthritis is a disabling disease. Patients suffer from pain that is worse with activity and associated with poor range of motion. The most common cause is a previous trauma, such as a broken ankle. Other causes include degenerative arthritis (seen in older individuals), chronic ankle instability, rheumatoid arthritis, and many other types of inflammatory arthritis. Treatment always begins with conservative measures. These include anti-inflammatories, Tylenol, steroid injections, bracing, and activity modification. If these treatments fail, surgery may be an alternative. Surgical options include and fusion and ankle replacement. The […]
What You Need to Know About Ankle Sprains: Ankle sprains are one of the most frequent injuries to effect people of all activity levels. They occur not only in athletes but in laborers, and average people who are simply walking and “twist their ankle.” Although the twist may be minor, people will often have prolonged swelling, pain over the outside of the ankle, and some have frequent giving way. Treatment should begin with “R.I.C.E.” principles. These include rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen […]