Every year, we each walk more than one million steps, thanks to every part of the ankle and lower leg. The respective muscles and tendons work together to manage the pressure placed on the foot with each step. For instance, the ankle is composed of two joints: the subtalar joint and the true ankle joint. Responsible for the up-and-down motion of the foot, the true ankle joint is composed of three bones: the tibia, fibula, and talus. The second part of the ankle, the subtalar joint, consists of the talus and calcaneus, and facilitates side-to-side motion of the foot. Within the ankle are four ligaments: the anterior tibiofibular, lateral collateral, deltoid, and syndesmotic.
Fortunately, more than 95 percent of all foot, heel, and ankle pain will heal naturally. For the cases that require foot and ankle surgery or other treatment, our Austin specialist, Dr. Andrew Ebert, is here to recommend the most ideal course. In accordance with our practice philosophy, he believes in pursuing the least invasive option for an orthopedic problem. We encourage you to take a look at the services that Dr. Ebert provides at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin.
"Thank you so very much for all you have done for me. Really there are no words to express my gratitude for helping me to walk again."
Occasionally, physical therapy, medication, and preventive care will not suffice to get you back on your feet. Dr. Ebert is experienced in the latest surgical techniques as well, including minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy, joint replacement, fusions, osteotomies, ringed external fixation, and complex conditions. Below are some common forms of foot and ankle surgery that he performs, following a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis in Austin.
Regarding foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Ebert treats the following conditions at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin:
Dr. Andrew Ebert looks forward to facilitating your recovery, whether through medication or minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. We welcome residents of Austin, Travis County, and Central Texas. Please contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin!