Foot Surgeons Marion NC

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

Robert L. Van Brederode, DPM
(828) 766-7667
Alta Ridge Foot Specialists , 537 Altapass Hwy
Spruce Pine, NC
 
Joseph Y Chung, MD
(828) 652-5818
31 E Medical Ct
Marion, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul Natl Univ, Coll Of Med, Chongno-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1966

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Vicente B Denuna Jr, MD
146 N Logan St
Marion, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964

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David B Robinson, MD
(828) 765-9933
8017 Nineteen E Highway
Spruce Pine, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Spruce Pine Community Hospital, Spruce Pine, Nc
Group Practice: Blue Ridge General Surgery

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Edwin Hobbs Holler, MD
(828) 430-9566
500 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1985

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Gary Schattschneider, DPM
(828) 433-5550
Foot Specialists , 208B E. Concord St.
Morganton, NC
 
Joseph Yang Soo Chung, MD FACS
(828) 652-5818
31 E Medical Ct # 2
Marion, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seoul
Graduation Year: 1966

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Steven Lawrence Quigley, MD
(828) 652-1673
370 Plantation Dr
Marion, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1984

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Bruce Barron, MD FACS
PO Box 430
Spruce Pine, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ottawa
Graduation Year: 1969

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William Davis Lowe
(828) 437-6500
503 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC
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Hand Surgery

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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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