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Common Disorders

Did you know the foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons? These parts all work together to allow the foot to move in a variety of ways while balancing your weight and propelling you forward or backward on even or uneven surfaces. It is no wonder that 75 percent of all Americans will experience foot problems at one point or another in their lifetimes.

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  Bunion Correction
Austin bunionectomy with single screw fixation.

  Crooked 5th Toe Correction
Correction of varus rotated fifth toe with heloma involves derotation skinplasty via two semi-elliptical incisions followed by proximal phalangeal head resection.

  Surgical Correction of a Bone Spur on the Top of the Foot
Resection of classic saddle bone deformity.

  New State-of-the-Art Surgery for the Treatment of Neuroma
Minimally invasive treatment of painful neuroma.

  Tailor's Bunion or "Bunionette" Surgical Correction
Partial ostectomy of the lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal head followed by an oblique wedge osteotomy and k-wire fixation.

  Surgical Removal of a Bone Spur on the Back of the Heel
Resection of retro-calcaneal exostosis.

Common Disorders

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