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The Orleans Dynamic foot Clinic offers you treatments for ingrown toenails, plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton's neuroma, flat foot, and more. Contact our Doctor of Podiatric Medicine to relief your foot pain.

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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using thin and special devices namely arthroscope, that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

  •  Arthroscopy of the Ankle
  •  Arthroscopy of the Rear Ankle (posterior)
  •  Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  •  Cartilage Disorders
  •  Meniscus Tear
  •  Lesions of anterior cruciate ligament

Cartilage Problems

Arthritis of ankle is not common, but local cartilage disorders are more common in the ankle. In other words, calcification refers to a common problem in joint cartilage, whereas in local cartilage disorders there is a problem of about 1 cm in area. It is usually caused by the loss of the vitality of the bone tissue under the cartilage, that is, by necrosis.

In an arthroscopic procedure, it is enough to stay only one night in the hospital. Nowadays arthroscopy is preferred in the treatment of these types of local problems, since it is usually possible to return to normal life without the need of plaster.

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Hind Foot Arthroscopy

One of the recent advances in ankle arthroscopy is arthroscopic intervention of the ankle’s posterior region.

This process has two main features compared to the other. First is the position of the patient.

During the procedure, the patient is placed in a supine position on the operating table and two small holes are opened from both sides of the Achilles tendon. The other is more risky than the other.

Meniscal Tears

One of the most frequently injured areas of our body are menisci. Menisci are the thin pads that are present in the knee region as ‘C’ at the intersection of the two largest bones.

The movement of the load in the knee plays an important role, such as the ability to rotate in many directions, and to balance the power between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ankle Prosthesis: For whom?

Patient selection criteria for Ankle Prosthesis (AP) are not uniform and the discussion is ongoing. There are certain rules to be observed and adhered to when deciding, and the surgeon should know and digest them and follow them. In my practice I am inclined to leave the decision to the patient after I have informed the patient in detail.

When should families take their children to the doctor?

If there is a visible deformity in a toddler’s feet, if a child’s heels are slipping outward when walking and if there is no improvement of the flat footedness after 5-6 years of age, an experienced orthopedic surgeon should be consulted. What is important here is to distinguish the normal flat footedness from the abnormal. That can only be distinguished by experienced orthopedists..

When one can stand on feet after foot correcting operations ?

This depends on the region of the surgery being performed, the technique of the surgery, and the patient’s bond with the doctor. One can get up day after or  6 weeks later. Naturally, the most difficult part of foot operations is the fact that human beings walk on their feet. After a breast or nose surgery, people can stand up immediately.

What should be the treatment ?

First of all, an orthopedist who is experienced on foot should be consulted. Treatment is based on the degree of flat footedness. Insoles can be used at the initial phase. The insoles do not correct the flat footedness, but it can get relief the pain and can slow down the progress. Unfortunately, it is very rare for patients to refer to a doctor at the onset of the disease, and diagnosed correctly. Once this stage has started and deformity has begun to develop the insole would not help. Cases with pain and the initial phase is over should be corrected surgically. If the operation is done in time, it is possible to correct the flat footedness without fixing the joints, but in the delayed situation, the only remedy is to immobilize (freeze) the joints. Surgery gives patients a better quality of life.

When can patients step on their feet after the operation?

This depends on the age at which the surgery is performed, the stage in which it is performed, and the technique used. In children, the screwing technique used in special cases allows the patient to step within a week or two. After other methods we use more often, the foot is usually kept in half brace for 6 weeks. Can walk with the help of a walker or crutch by stepping on the healthy side within 6 weeks, but the operative foot should not be stepped on for 6 weeks. Switching to normal shoes takes 6 to 10 weeks, depending on the technique used.

Hallux Valgus (Bunion ) What are the reasons?

Many problems seen in the feet are excessive or unbalanced pressure and friction. The front of the foot is made up of hard thin bones surrounded by thin soft tissue. Feet carries the weight of the entire body every day all life long and yet it is inserted into hard shoes and the skin and soft tissues are pressed between hard bone and hard shoe. When high heel shoes are worn 70-90% of the body weight is on the joint between the toe and the metatarsal bone right above it. The swelling called bunion also occurs here. A small protrusion or swelling on the bones worsens the situation, creating a vicious circle. To relief the pain the pressure shoud be diminished. This is done either by modifying the shoes or surgically correcting the protrusion and defect.

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