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Because they support our entire bodies, the feet and ankles are critical to almost everything we do. When a foot and ankle condition arises and impedes your ability to function, it can have a tremendous impact on your quality of life.

We evaluate and treat an extremely high volume of foot and ankle cases—more than 1,300 a year. From the most common to the most complex, Penn Orthopaedic specialists have seen it all.

We provide comprehensive, non-surgical and surgical treatment of the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. If you need a second opinion and require a complex revision surgery, such as a total ankle replacement or vascularized bone grafting, we use the most advanced technology to restore maximum function, minimize pain and ensure the quickest possible recovery.

Personalized Foot and Ankle Treatment and Care, from Start to Finish

We believe in a strong physician-patient relationship based on personalized attention and strong communication, with the goal of doing what is absolutely best for you. We comprehensively evaluate you as an individual, taking into account all of your unique needs, goals, personal preferences and lifestyle to develop a customized treatment plan. Together, you and your doctor(s) will come to a mutual decision regarding treatment and care.

This “whole person” approach to care, while engaging our patients in a shared decision-making process, allows us to reach the best possible outcome. We provide our patients with a multitude of options, so you are empowered to choose a treatment path that is best for you.

Depending on your condition or injury, there are many experts who may be involved in your treatment and care. Our specialists see a high volume of complex cases, and patients have easy access to all of the physicians needed to treat their condition. Our foot and ankle team is composed of specialists across multiple disciplines, including:

  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Orthoplastics
  • Orthotists (brace makers)
  • Physiatry
  • Physical therapy
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports medicine
  • Vascular medicine

Whether you are an all-star athlete, a weekend walker or a moderately active individual, it is our goal to restore you to your highest possible functioning. We provide an exceptional continuum of care for your foot and ankle condition—from diagnosis to treatment, all the way through rehabilitation and aftercare.

What Causes Foot Pain and Ankle Pain?

Foot and ankle pain is usually caused by trauma such as fracture, overuse or sprains. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in your foot and/or ankle, you should be seen by one of our orthoapedic specialists for an evaluation:

  • Decreased or painful range of motion
  • Deformities
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inflammation
  • Instability (ankle or foot giving way when attempting to walk)
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Popping or snapping of joints
  • Restriction in activity
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

To evaluate for foot and ankle conditions, we offer all of the latest diagnostic tests and tools available, including:

  • CT scans
  • MRI
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Weight-bearing CT scan

Some of the foot and ankle conditions we often treat include:

Second Opinions for Foot and Ankle Conditions

Many patients come to Penn Orthopaedics for second opinions and revision surgeries for their foot and ankle condition. We specialize in performing all types of revision surgeries of the foot and ankle, including total ankle replacement and complex non-union surgical repair with vascularized bone grafting (for broken bones that have not healed properly).

Our orthopaedic surgeons treat the most difficult and complex foot and ankle conditions and have knowledge and expertise not found anywhere else in the region. In fact, we are known for pioneering new developments and technology in diagnosis, treatment and care that offers the best possible results.

In This Section

Achilles Injuries Treatment

Penn orthopaedic specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of Achilles injuries, including Achilles rupture and Achilles tendonitis.

Bunion Treatment

Penn Orthopaedics offers comprehensive non-surgical and surgical treatments to treat the pain and discomfort caused by bunions.

Foot and Ankle Arthritis Treatment

Penn orthopaedic specialists offers expert non-surgical and surgical treatment for all types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle.

Foot and Ankle Ligament Surgery

Penn orthopaedic surgeons treat ligament injuries of the foot and ankle using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Foot and Ankle Tendon Injuries Treatment

Penn orthopaedic specialists offer the latest advances in non-surgical and surgical treatment for tendon injuries of the foot and ankle.

Flat Foot and High Arches Treatment

Penn orthopaedic specialists diagnose and treat every type of foot deformity, including flat feet and high arches.

Foot Fracture and Ankle Fracture Treatments

Our orthopaedic team at the Penn Fracture Clinic diagnoses and treats every type of fracture, including mild and severe fractures of the foot and ankle.

Hammer Toe Treatment

Penn orthopaedic specialists have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat hammer toe.

Morton's Neuroma Treatment

Penn orthopaedic specialists diagnose and treat Morton's neuroma.

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Foot and Ankle Treatment

Penn orthopaedic surgeons specialize in OCD and have pioneered the latest advancements in diagnosis, treatment and care.

Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain Treatment

Penn Orthopaedics offers the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment for heel pain, also known as plantar fasciitis.

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