Foot Surgeons West Haven CT

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

Bridgeport Podiatry Center - Dr Howard W. Harinstein
(203) 212-8064
4695 Main St - Commerce Park
Bridgeport, CT
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Mention LocalPodiatry internet and we will offer a free examination. X-Rays and treatment are not included in the examination.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.Vanessa Barrow
(203) 787-3800
136 Sherman Ave # 202
New Haven, CT
Gender
F
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Robert Novicki
(203) 874-6755
32 Cherry St # D
Milford, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Alan H. Feldman
(203) 268-2882
888 White Plains Rd # 105
Trumbull, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Carol Callahan
(203) 787-3800
1817 Black Rock Tpke # 8
Fairfield, CT
Gender
F
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Affiliated Foot Care Center LLC
(203) 208-9999
15 S Elm St
Wallingford, CT
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Vascular Studies Available
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Diabetic Shoes, Foot Orthotics, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Paralytic Treatment, Podiatric Sports Therapy, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.Jonathan Key
(203) 936-6677
508 Blake Street
New Haven, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
General Information
Hospital: Yale Nh
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Stephen Schmidt
(203) 924-4687
61 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Robert A. Eterno
(203) 374-1700
4154 Madison Avenue
Trumbull, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Dr.Pedram Hendizadeh
(203) 255-1036
1881 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Podiatrist
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Hospital: St. Vincents
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 2, 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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