A podiatrist is a doctor that can diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics (children), and diabetic care.
Procedures may include:
Hammer toe reconstruction
This procedure involves reconstruction or replacement of the affected joint. A small incision is made on top of the toe and one side of the joint is removed, releasing tension on the ligaments and tendons aligning the toe into its proper position.
This surgery involves an incision on the top or the side of the big toe joint and removal or realignment of the soft tissue and bone.