Foot and Ankle Services at Middlesex Hospital
At Middlesex Hospital, we help you recover from your foot or ankle injury or illness, one step at a time. If you’ve suffered a fracture, nerve or tendon injury or are trying to manage complications from diabetes, arthritis or a neuromuscular problem, our surgical team provides expert advice and guidance, whether surgery is recommended or not. That includes the following services:
- Management for pain and disability caused by rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Monitoring and treatment for complications of diabetes
- Heel, arch and toe pain
- Nerve-related problems
- Neuromuscular deformities
- Sports- and exercise-related injuries or pain
- Trauma, fractures, sprains and tendon injuries
- Ankle-replacement surgery
Care can be provided at our Middletown campus, or at one of our convenient outpatient facilities, depending on your injury or condition. And our cross-disciplinary team assists with transitional care, physical rehabilitation and all of your diagnostic or follow-up radiology needs, working closely with you, your personal physician and your caregivers.
For more information on Ankle Replacement Surgery, click here.
Ankle fusion at Middlesex Hospital
Middlesex Hospital’s foot and ankle specialists also perform ankle fusion surgery, using minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery when possible. Candidates for ankle fusion may include patients with severe ankle misalignment, osteoarthritis or when cartilage has been damaged or destroyed. Ankle fusion surgery involves the implantation of external or internal fixation devices, including metal rods and pins that hold bones in place until they heal. More commonly, the cartilage at the ankle joint is removed, and the ankle and leg bones are compressed with plates and screws so that the bones fuse. The fusion may be promoted by first inserting bone-graft material, often obtained from elsewhere in the body.