Our Pueblo, Pueblo West, CO Board Certified Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Can Help You
FOOT & ANKLE SURGERY
OUR SURGEONS AT PUEBLO ANKLE AND FOOT CARE SPECIALIZE IN COMPLETE AND COMPASSIONATE CARE OF ALL OF YOUR FOOT AND ANKLE CONDITIONS.
There are two types of physicians that can perform surgery of the foot and ankle. The podiatric physicians at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care attended 4 years of undergraduate education, 4 years of podiatric medical school and 3 years of extensive elective, limb salvage and trauma surgical residency training. We have focused on the foot from the first day of podiatric medical school.
Orthopedic foot and ankle physicians complete 4 years of undergraduate training, 4 years of medical school, 5 years of general orthopedic surgery and only 1 year of dedicated foot and ankle surgery training.
Elective foot and ankle surgery include painful conditions that are not critical or life threatening. These conditions range from bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, to soft tissue mass removals.
Our trauma surgery services range from acute ankle fractures, heel bone fractures, tendon trauma to foreign body removal.
Limb salvage includes incision and drainage, amputations, and aggressive wound debridement and application of grafts. No matter the surgical foot and ankle need, our team at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care has got you covered.
Surgery is cool. I get it. Nothing gets you more sympathetic looks and offers of help than saying: “I just had surgery” … read … “Bring me stuff including dinner and come over and visit me and play video games and read me books and watch movies with me – I’m sooo bored because my foot and ankle surgeon said I need to elevate my foot for days and days … ahhh!” Sounds nice right? BUT … In the over-dramatization above what is not mentioned is surgery is painful, there is potential for complications and maybe even recurrence, and could require a prolonged recovery time.
Don’t get me wrong if surgery is needed then we do it. We are good at what we do – including surgery. But we get to the point of having to do surgery by exhausting conservative measures. Rest assured the foot and ankle surgeons at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care will do everything warranted to get you pain free. This may include orthotics, injections, physical therapy and the anti-pain dance (if there were such a thing) (and we knew it would work). Our goal the first time you come to see us, is within short order we will have you back to doing your normal activities pain free. Even better if it doesn’t require sutures.
The knee walker provides a comfortable, pain-free alternative to crutches and is ideal for individuals who are recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputations, and ulcers of the foot and ankle. This innovative and stylish crutch substitute can be easily adjusted without tools to meet your needs allowing for increased mobility. The knee walker has height adjustable dual hand brakes ensuring optimal safety and security when in use. The extra thick leg pad can be height adjusted and is channeled to provide increased stability allowing for a more comfortable experience. The knee walker allows you to take weight off of your affected lower extremity in order to assist you in the healing process.