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The Foot and Ankle

Achilles Tendon Repair

Ligament and Tendon Repair

Fracture Repairs

Foot and Ankle Fushions 

Total Ankle Replacement​

The foot and ankle are two very intricate joints. The ankle is made to place the foot, with elaborate precision in multiple directions, on the ground. It must be unyielding to maintain forces from the ground, and concurrently from the full weight of your body. It must maintain stability when pushing away from the ground in walking, but must increase in rigidity and mobility when encountering an uneven surface, keeping you from falling. The foot and knee must work together to absorb the shock after contacting the ground, but also the motions coming from the weight of the trunk and hip above. The foot and ankle, along with the knee and hip, propel the body forward. If one part of the chain is affected, ankle and foot injuries and pain can ensue. If you or someone you know if dealing with foot or ankle pain or injury, give the team at South Texas Bone & Joint a call. Making, Your Care. Our Priority.

Common injuries of the ankle and foot include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

Common surgical treatments and procedures of the ankle and foot include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Ankle Arthroscopy

Commonly used to treat:

  • Ligament Repair

  • Achilles Tendon Repair

  • Peroneal Tendon Repair

  • Toe Deformities

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)

  • Bone Spurs

  • However, some injuries may be performed more effectively with an open, traditional procedure**

Commonly used to treat:

  • Achilles Tendonitis

Commonly used to treat:

  • Distal Tibial Fractures

  • Distal Fibular Fractures

  • Fractures of the Foot

Commonly used to treat:

  • Bunions

Common conservative treatments of the ankle and foot include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Localized Injections
Physical Therapy

Helping to alleviate inflammation and discomfort by injecting an anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medication into the joint or surrounding tissues.

Helping to restore strength, mobility, and function of the lower extremity, while reducing your overall areas of discomfort.

Helping to align the ankle and foot by placing a foot-pad or heel insert into the shoe to prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities, improving the overall function of the joint. 

 
 

Meet Our Team

Christopher G. Larkins, M.D. | Fellowship Trained

 

Foot & Ankle Surgery​