Your feet are the foundation of almost every movement you make. Each foot and ankle contains 29 bones that must work together to support your body weight. Although structural problems of the foot are not usually life-threatening, foot and ankle pain can make everyday living difficult.
A foot and ankle doctor at Texas Orthopedic Hospital can offer prompt, appropriate treatment that leads to a positive long-term outcome. This highly specialized medical attention may greatly improve your quality of life.
Almost every foot and ankle doctor or surgeon at Texas Orthopedic Hospital is a member of Fondren Orthopedic Group, a group globally recognized for leadership in orthopedic medicine. Each foot and ankle specialist is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, highly skilled at diagnosing a wide range of injuries.
Foot and Ankle Conditions, Surgeries and Treatments
Some foot and ankle injuries or disorders may be treated with conservative therapies, such as orthotics, rest and physical therapy. Other conditions may require foot and ankle surgery. At Texas Orthopedic Hospital, patients can expect top-level surgical care for lower-extremity ailments, including:
- Arthritis - arthroscopic interventions, fusions and ankle replacements
- Deformities - reconstruction of conditions such as flat feet or high arches
- Forefoot conditions - surgical repair of bunions, hammertoes and neuromas
- Sports injuries - arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction and tendon repairs
- Trauma - surgical intervention for crush injuries, severe fractures or lacerations
While some patients' conditions might necessitate a total ankle replacement or fusion, for patients with torn cartilage, a bone chip or a severely sprained ankle, the less-invasive arthroscopy may be an option. During the operation, the surgeon repairs the ankle through small incisions using small tools, guided by a tiny, fiber-optic assisted camera. Compared to patients undergoing ankle joint replacement or open fusion surgery, patients undergoing arthroscopy typically recover more quickly, and with fewer complications and little to no scarring.
Arthroscopic surgery may be performed on outpatient basis or on an inpatient basis with a short hospital stay. Recovery from ankle arthroscopy varies based on the individual patient and the type of surgery performed. While it may take several weeks for the joint to fully recover, many patients are back to school, work or are resuming daily activities within a few days.
Foot and Ankle Specialists
Texas Orthopedic Hospital and our affiliated physicians are leaders in diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot and ankle. The hospital consistently ranks within the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Satisfaction, as measured by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), and we've been named one of Healthgrades' America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™. In addition, Healthgrades has named Texas Orthopedic Hospital one of the Top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety.
Awards & Recognition
- Top 5% in the Nation as measured by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Hospital Compare program five-star rating in both quality and service (2020-2023)
- Best Specialty
- America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement (2021-2023)
- America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery in 2022
- Ranked #1 in Texas for joint replacement (2022-2023)
- Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2015-2023)
- Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement (2015-2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2008-2023)
- Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2008-2023)
Becker's Hospital Review
- 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs
- "Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" (2012-2022)