Foot Surgeons Milledgeville GA

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

John W. Wright, DPM
(478) 452-7342
151N.JeffersonSt.,P.O.Box688
Milledgeville, GA
 
Harinder S Brar
(478) 453-0230
315 N Cobb St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery

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Wilbur Moate Scott, MD
(912) 452-1062
143 Wildwood Ln NE
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1945

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Virgilio Q Valdecanas, MD
(478) 452-1815
PO Box 1151
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962

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William Mc Kendree Headley, MD
(478) 452-3086
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1954

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Stephen Joseph Langston, MD
(478) 453-8812
177 Oconner Dr NW
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996

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Michael Bruce Roberts, MD
(478) 452-0205
750 N Cobb St Ste 110
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.FARRYN HARRISON
(478) 491-3867
2546 Melody Way NW
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
F
Speciality
Oral Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James F Hatcher II, MD
PO Box 611
Milledgeville, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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Hector Piza
(478) 445-4128
620 Broad St
Milledgeville, GA
Specialty
General 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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