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Foot & Ankle

The Montefiore Approach

The Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Montefiore brings together a tremendous breadth of experience and expertise for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.

As an academic medical center, we are committed to the treatment and study of foot and ankle conditions. We are constantly striving to develop novel and cutting-edge techniques for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options, and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

Though widely common, disorders of the foot and ankle represent some of the most disruptive musculoskeletal complaints. At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are achieved through accurate diagnosis, appropriate and timely treatment, and intelligent patient-specific management.

Using a collaborative multidisciplinary approach, we bring together podiatric surgeons, vascular surgeons, and plastic surgeons with experts from non-operative specialties, including physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, rheumatology, musculoskeletal radiology, and pain management to provide comprehensive and well-considered care.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons are actively invested in the training of medical students and orthopaedic surgery residents.

Our status as an academic medical center puts us at the forefront of our field. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we are continually conducting research with the goal of discovering better treatment options for our patients. We routinely present our research findings and publish our study results in peer-reviewed publications.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Arthritis of the ankle and midfoot
  • Conditions requiring total ankle replacement
  • Conditions requiring arthrodesis
  • Ankle injuries
  • Chronic ankle pain/instability
  • Achilles tendon disorders, rupture, and tendinitis
  • Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
  • Flatfoot
  • Spring ligament injury
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Tendon dysfunctions and injuries
  • High-arched foot
  • Diabetic foot conditions
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis of the big toe joint
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Neuroma
  • Claw, hammer, and mallet toes
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Lapidus Arthrodesis
  • Dislocated Toe Joints
Osteoarthritis is a painful problem with the joints. Healthy joints help your body move, bend, and twist. Knees glide up and down stairs without creaking or crunching. Hips move you along on a walk without a complaint. But when you have arthritis, such simple, everyday movements can hurt. Using the stairs can be painful. Walking a few steps, opening a door, and even combing your hair can be hard. Arthritis is mainly a disease of the spine, hip, hand, knee, and foot. But it can happen in other joints too. A joint is where two bones connect. And you have them all over your body. Read More
Flatfoot (pes planus) is a condition in which the longitudinal arch in the foot, which runs lengthwise along the sole of the foot, has not developed normally and is lowered or flattened out. One foot or both feet may be affected. Children as well as adults may be flat-footed. Most children are flat-footed until they are between the ages of 3 and 5 when their longitudinal arch develops normally. Read More
Plantar fasciitis (say "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet. Read More

Our Treatments

The majority of conditions affecting the foot and ankle can be treated with non-surgical intervention like bracing, casting, injections, orthotics, or physical therapy. In some instances, however, surgery represents the most effective solution. Our team offers patients a wide spectrum of techniques designed to decrease pain, improve function, minimize surgical discomfort, and shorten recovery time. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

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