Foot and Ankle Surgery at Palomar Health
Podiatric surgeons at Palomar Health provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide spectrum of foot and ankle conditions and injuries that affect people of all ages. They are uniquely qualified to detect the early stages of diseases that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, and they manage foot conditions, which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.
Ankle Replacement Surgery and Big Toe Joint Replacement
Did you know that arthritic ankles and the great toe joint could be replaced? In fact, foot and ankle replacements in the U.S. more than doubled in 2011, thanks in part to advances in ankle implants (prostheses).
Arthritis can cause pain and limitation of motion at the ankle and great toe joint. These two joints are extremely important when it comes to walking and normal gait mechanics. Treatment options for early arthritic changes include pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, orthotics, joint injections, shoe changes and physical therapy. For advanced arthritis, surgical options include joint fusion or replacement.
The procedure can greatly improve function and preserve motion allowing for a more normal step when walking.
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