Treatments

Common foot and ankle disorders/injuries treated in the practice:


Treatments foot and ankle surgery Basel
Ankle Joint

Injuries

  • Injury related disorders (posttraumatic)
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries (ankle instabilities)
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Cartilage damages (arthroscopic surgery)

Deformities

Osteoarthritis

  • Treatment with total ankle replacement
  • Treatment with joint lavage (arthroscopy)
  • Treatment with joint fusion (arthrodesis)
Achilles Tendon

Injuries

  • Acute Rupture
  • Chronic rupture

Inflammation/Disorders

  • Achilles tendon
  • Insertion of Achilles tendon

Lumps, bumps, cysts and ganglions

  • Haglund-exostosis
  • Calcifications of the insertion of the Achilles tendon (bone spur)
Forefoot

Injuries

  • Injury related disorders (posttraumatic)
  • Fractures
  • Ruptures of the joint capsule

Deformities

  • Bunions (hallux valgus)
  • Hallux varus
  • Hammertoes
  • Claw toes
  • Splayfeet
  • Tailor’s bunion (bunionette)

Stone bruise (metatarsalgia)

Osteoarthritis)

  • Stiff the big toe (hallux rigidus)

Ganglion

Lumps, bumps (exostosis) and cysts

Nerve pain

  • Morton neuralgia
  • Anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome
Midfoot

Injuries

  • Injury related disorders (posttraumatic)
  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament injuries (Lisfranc dislocation)

Deformities

  • Flatfoot (pes planovalgus et abductus)
  • High arched foot (pes cavovarus)

Osteoarthritis

Ganglion

Lumps, bumps (exostosis) and cysts

Rearfoot

Injuries

  • Posttraumatic disorders
  • Bone fractures
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Ligament ruptures

Deformities

  • Flatfoot (pes planovalgus et abductus)
  • High arched foot (pes cavovarus)

Osteoarthritis

Tendon disorders

  • Inflammation/rupture foot extensor
  • Inflammation/rupture tibialis posterior
  • Inflammation/rupture peroneals
  • Peroneal tendon instability (subluxation)

Ganglion

Lumps, bumps (exostosis) and cysts

Nerve pain

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Baxter nerve entrapment (heel pain)

In recent years a tremendous amount of knowledge has been gained in foot and ankle surgery. Many new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, such as the imaging with SPECT-computer tomography, techniques in cartilage repair, total ankle replacement and minimal invasive techniques of the hindfoot, have been published.

Many of these new techniques are very helpful when used properly. However, there is also the risk that they are overvalued in comparison to more traditional techniques, due to the lack of long-term results.

My approach with patients is to take the time to perform a solid clinical exam and then carefully explain all options, including both traditional and latest techniques for diagnosis and treatment so patients understand the potentials and limits of each option.

 

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