Foot Surgeons Ripley TN

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

Prasad S Duggirala, MD
(901) 635-4457
282 S Washington St
Ripley, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kurnool Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Kurnool, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1971

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Bill S McCullough, MD FACS
(901) 476-8691
150 Holly Grove Rd
Covington, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tennessee
Graduation Year: 1960

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Karl Crawford Jonas
(901) 476-9087
1995 Highway 51 South
Covington, TN
Specialty
General Surgery

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Dr. David Song
(615) 778-0760
4085 Mallory Ln.
Fraknklin, TN
Business
Harpeth Foot & Ankle Center
Specialties
Podiatry, Foot Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most of insurance accepted; call for verification.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Williamson Medical Center, St. Thomas Hospital, Cool Springs surgery center, Dekalb hospital

Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Nashville Foot and Ankle Group
(615) 997-0198
393 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Luis L Mayorga, MD
(731) 635-5551
168 N Main St
Ripley, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Chile, Esc De Pregrado, Fac De Med, Santiago, Chile
Graduation Year: 1968

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Karl Crawford Jonas Jr, MD
(901) 476-9087
PO Box 279
Covington, TN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1975

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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

Advanced Family Foot Care
(931) 463-1086
41 Birchwood Ln
Crossville, TN
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday Closed
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 Sandberg
(865) 523-5655
939 East Emerald Avenue # 706
Knoxville, TN
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Hospital: St.Marys/ut
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, 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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