Ankle And Foot Trauma Specialist

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb -  - Podiatric Surgeon and Foot & Ankle Specialist

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb

Podiatric Surgeons and Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Kennesaw, Marietta, Hiram, and Acworth, GA

Ankle and foot trauma like fractures, ligament ruptures, and tendon ruptures require immediate care if you want to get back to normal quickly. At Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb, skillful podiatrists Ryan Goldfine, DPM, Shaynah Goldfine, DPM and their team of experts offer full-scale care for all foot and ankle trauma, from diagnosis to repair to postoperative recovery. Book your appointment by calling the Marietta, Georgia, office or scheduling online now.

Ankle and Foot Trauma Q&A

 

What are the different types of ankle and foot trauma?

Ankle and foot trauma can take many different forms. Some common problems include:

  • Achilles tendon ruptures: Partial or total Achilles tendon tear
  • Foot fractures: Bone breaks within any foot bone
  • Ankle fractures: Broken tibia, fibula, or talus
  • Toe injuries: Broken toe, torn nail, dislocations, blood clot under nail, or other issues
  • Ligament ruptures: Partial or complete tear in any ligament in your foot or ankle

Ankle and foot trauma can happen during sports, in auto accidents, on the job, when you trip and fall, when you drop something heavy on your foot, or in a multitude of other ways. Regardless of how your trauma happens, you need specialized care to heal. 

What should I do after suffering ankle or foot trauma?

Step one is rest. Immediately elevate your leg and don’t try to bear weight right away. For immediate pain, you can apply an ice pack and take over-the-counter pain relievers. 

Call Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb right away to request an appointment. The team can often schedule same-day appointments for emergencies like ankle and foot trauma, so don’t wait to get relief. 

How do you treat ankle and foot trauma?

The team at Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb includes skillful surgeons who have considerable experience with foot and ankle trauma of all types. 

Although the milder forms of foot and ankle trauma may respond to nonsurgical care, most moderate-to-severe trauma requires surgery. Surgery can include:

  • Bone realignment
  • Bone fixation using biocompatible hardware
  • Ligament repair
  • Ligament replacement
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendon replacement 
  • Tendon supplementation using a graft
  • Rerouting tendons

Every foot and ankle surgery is unique because the dedicated surgeons focus on complete correction of any underlying damage. By restoring the bones and tissues inside your foot and ankle to their pre-trauma shape, or even better than before, you’re assured the smoothest recovery. 

Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb has a thorough postoperative course, with the overriding goal being your fast and safe return to normal. 

Physical therapy is a major part of your treatment following both conservative and surgical care. With physical therapy, you increase the strength and stability of all ankle and foot support structures to deter reinjury.


Have you suffered foot or ankle trauma? Get fast care from top-rated experts by calling Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia - West Cobb or clicking on the online appointment tool now.

Podiatrist seeing patients from Kennesaw, Hiram, and Acworth