Latest treatments for foot and ankle pain
Centura Orthopedics & Spine specialists are some of the region’s most highly trained and are experts in treating conditions that cause foot and ankle pain. We offer the most advanced diagnostic techniques to pinpoint the source of your pain, and when appropriate, recommend non-invasive procedures such as bracing, physical therapy, and medication.
When surgery is necessary, our orthopedic surgeons offer the latest in advanced techniques for a variety of procedures, including:
Achilles Tendon Injury Repair
While a few patients may achieve a full recovery from a torn Achilles tendon without an invasive procedure, many doctors recommend surgery to assure complete recovery and to lessen the chances of a future rupture.
Centura Orthopedics & Spine surgeons provide surgical Achilles repair using the minimally invasive Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS). PARS allows the surgeon to more effectively repair the tear by providing better access to nearby healthy tendon. In addition, smaller incisions mean faster recovery for most patients. And, one recent study found that patients who had surgery using PARS returned to normal activities more quickly than those who had open surgery.
Ankle Replacement Surgery
Replacing the ankle joint with artificial implants is used only in rare cases. Centura Orthopedics & Spine specialists will advise you as to whether an ankle replacement may offer an advantage over ankle fusion, including maintaining mobility in the ankle joint. Recovery includes physical therapy to restore flexibility and range of motion and typically lasts 12 weeks: four weeks bearing no weight, followed by four weeks weight-bearing in a boot, and then four weeks in regular shoes.
At Centura Orthopedics & Spine, we are a leader in minimally invasive bunion surgery. Under local anesthesia, a small incision is made, a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted through this tiny opening, and the bunion is removed. From pre-op preparation to recovery, the procedure generally takes less than two hours. Patients typically go home immediately, experience minimal to no pain, and most bunion surgery patients are able to walk and drive immediately after surgery.
Centura Orthopedics & Spine surgeons offer fusion surgery. Our specialists fuse the affected bones in the foot or ankle together with the use of rods, pins, screws, or plates. After healing, the bones remain fused together. The procedure typically provides permanent pain relief.
We also offer specialized services for foot and ankle injuries resulting from sports or activity. Our sports medicine experts offer advanced treatment in conditions including ligament tears. We can provide treatment to quickly relieve pain, and recommend measures to help keep you injury-free in the future.
Meet our foot and ankle experts:
Foot and ankle specialists at our south Denver area locations include:
Foot and ankle specialists at our Colorado Springs locations include:
Gary "Alex" Simpson, DO
Michael Simpson, MD