Foot Surgeons Oak Ridge TN

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

Advanced Family Foot Care
(865) 272-4018
162 Ridgeway Center
Oak Ridge , TN
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 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

Dr.David Velarde
(865) 523-1141
2824 Merchant Drive
Knoxville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Fort Sanders Regional
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Ricky S. Caplan, DPM
(865) 691-1115
E. TN Foot Consultants, P.C. , 9330 Park W. Blvd. #508
Knoxville, TN
 
David E. Haverly, DPM
(865) 531-8449
TN Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Inc. , 9330 Park W. Blvd. #300
Knoxville, TN
 
Carol A. Akerman, DPM
(865) 986-2700
125 Town Creek Rd. E. #3
Lenoir City, TN
 
Dr.GERALD Calia
(865) 482-3441
985 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Gerald B. Calia, DPM
(865) 482-3441
Advanced Family Footcare , 162 Ridgeway Ctr.
Oak Ridge, TN
 
Kendale L. Ritchey, DPM
(865) 692-1260
TN Orthopaedic Clinics , 9314 Park W. Blvd. #303
Knoxville, TN
 
Bradley P. Gipson, DPM
(865) 457-0905
358 Indian Hills Cir. #B
Clinton, TN
 
David Paul Hawk, DPM
(865) 986-2700
TN Foot & Ankle Clinic , 125 Town Creek Rd. E. #3
Lenoir City, TN
 
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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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