Foot Surgeons Lynchburg VA

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

Dr.Michael Overfelt
(434) 384-0481
2815 Linkhorne Drive
Lynchburg, VA
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jacquelyn O. Jacobs, DPM
(434) 528-1909
Hill City Foot Care , 2248 Murrell Rd.
Lynchburg, VA
 
Robert H Messier
(434) 528-2212
2410 Atherholt Rd
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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C Gregory Alty, MD
(434) 947-3901
1911 Thomson Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1986

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Lucius Dubignon Clay III, MD
(434) 947-3950
Medical Center Suite 3 1900 Tate Springs Road
Lynchburg, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Alleghany Mem Hosp, Sparta, Nc
Group Practice: Blue Ridge Surgical Associates Pc

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Scot C. Zindel, DPM
(434) 385-0707
Associated Podiatry of Central VA , 2129 Lakeside Dr.
Lynchburg, VA
 
Mark Anthony Salvaggio, MD
(704) 296-5168
1911 Thomson Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1980

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Jason Macrae Budde
(434) 528-2212
2410 Atherholt Rd
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Lucius Dubignon Clay
(434) 947-3950
1900 Tate Springs Rd
Lynchburg, VA
Specialty
General Surgery

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William Earle Gayle, MD FACS
(804) 947-3901
1911 Thomson Dr
Lynchburg, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1965

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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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