Foot Surgeons Gary IN

Local resource for foot surgeons in Gary. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to foot surgery, as well as advice and content on podiatrists and maintaining healthy feet.

Podiatric Medical Associates, P.C.
(219) 649-1909
303 W 89th Ave
Merrillville, IN
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Call one of our three locations to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

David Ray, DPM
(219) 322-8894
2001 South US Highway 41
Schererville, IN
Business
Centers For Foot And Ankle Care
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Anthum, ISPAT, Cigna, Humana, Sagamore, Wausau, Mutual of Omaha, PHCS, Aetna, United Health Care, Unicare and many others
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Munster Community Hospital
Residency Training: Baptist Memorial Hospital - Germantown, Tennessee
Medical School: Dr. Wm. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1989
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Podiatric Medical Association Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Michael Nirenberg, DPM
(219) 663-2273
50 W. 94th Place (at Broadway and 94th)
Crown Point, IN
Business
Friendly Foot Care
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross, Aetna, United Health Care, Anthem, Professional Benefits, Laborers, Cigna, and most others.

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Surgical Residency
Medical School: Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 1991
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Frankfort Foot & Ankle Clinic - Bruce W. Smit DPM
(708) 414-6798
24560 S Kings Rd
Crete, IL
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.AHMAD ELSAMAD
(219) 736-1010
3641 Ridge Rd # 6
Highland, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Daniel Surowiec, DPM, MS
(219) 322-8894
2001 South US Highway 41
Schererville, IN
Business
Centers For Foot And Ankle Care
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Anthum, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, PHCS, Wausau, Celtic, ISPAT, Sagamore, United Health Care, Unicare and many others
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Saint Margaret Mercy Hospital South Campus
Residency Training: Whittier Hospital Medical Center, Whittier California
Medical School: Dr. Wm. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, 2001
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Podiatric Medical Association Indiana Podiatric Medical Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Podiatric Medical Associates, P.C.
(219) 885-9965
6289 Central Ave
Portage, IN
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Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Bunion Treatment, Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Jondelle B Jenkins & Associates
(773) 888-0083
1706 E 87th St
Chicago, IL
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.Larry John Wapiennik
(219) 923-1996
2604 West Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Dr.David Ray
(219) 322-8894
966 U.S. 30
Schererville, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Keeping Up With the Latest in Foot and Ankle Surgery

In an effort to help orthopedic surgeons keep up with the latest research, the authors of this specialty update present a summary of evidence related to foot and ankle surgery. More than a dozen of the most common problems are presented including ankle fractures, calcaneal (heel bone) fractures, chronic ankle instability, ankle joint replacement, ankle fusion, diabetes-related problems, tendon problems, bunions, impingement problems, foot deformities, and amputations.

By reviewing all studies published in the last year on foot and ankle surgeries and summarizing presentations made at orthopedic meetings, the information presented hits the high points of what's new. Surgeons reading this summary can then decide if they need to delve deeper into the literature for themselves.

When it comes to trauma resulting in ankle fractures, MRIs and arthroscopy now make it possible to see that the joint surface is often damaged with more severe ankle fractures. Surgeons must be on the look out for lesions of the articular surface of the joint. Sometimes the force is enough to break off bits of cartilage and bone leaving them inside the joint as a loose body. The surgeon must look for, find, and remove these fragments.

Severe ankle fractures may require open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). An open incision is made; the fracture site is realigned; and metal plates, pins, and/or screws are used to stabilize (hold) everything together. This type of fixation works well with few complications. Problems occur most often in patients with diabetes and poor circulation. Surgeons are advised to keep a close eye on these patients during the post-operative period to prevent infections and the need for amputation.

And a final note on ankle fractures in particular. Surgeons often debate the need to cast or immobilize the ankle after surgery versus having the patient move the ankle early in order to keep joint mobile. So far, it looks like early motion is better but has some risks. Early motion helps prevent blood clots but seems to increase the risk of wound infection. The surgeon should strive for early mobility but make the decision based on each patient's individual characteristics and risk factors.

As for calcaneal (heel bone) fractures, there's enough evidence now to show that these patients end up with painful arthritis and foot deformities. Can these be prevented? Are they the result of the type of treatment (surgery vs. nonoperative care) provided in the first place? All evidence points to a better end-result when open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is later followed by fusion of the joint.

Efforts are being made to place screws percutaneously (through the skin without an open incision) for the fixation of calcaneal fractures. Using titanium screws instead of metal plates seems to work well and reduces the risk of wound infection.

Severe ankle pain following repeated ankle sprains or caused by traumatic arthritis that ...

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