The Institute is the first orthopedic practice in Miami-Dade County to offer weight-bearing CT. It takes 360-degree, two-dimensional X-rays of the foot and then stitches them together to create an exact, three-dimensional digital replica of the foot and ankle in less than a minute. Imaging patients while they are standing provides a true assessment of bone and joint alignment.
How are foot and ankle conditions treated at Baptist Health Orthopedic Care?
When determining the best treatment for an injury, we look at the whole patient, not just the foot and ankle. We will assess your entire gait — including your spine, hips and knees — to see how your injury may be affecting other parts of the body. Your doctor will also spend time getting to know you, your lifestyle and the activities you enjoy.
We use conservative treatments, including casts, braces or splints, whenever possible. In some cases, you may need surgery to repair damaged bones or ligaments. We may perform minimally invasive surgery or traditional open surgery, depending on your condition or injury and lifestyle.
Our team specializes in complex joint replacements with 3D-printed implants and reconstructive surgeries. We also use biologic therapies, such as stem cell treatments, to help heal injuries and ease pain.
Conditions & Treatments
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Achilles Tendon Repair
- Ankle Arthritis
- Ankle Dislocation
- Ankle Injury
- Ankle Surgery
- Cartiva Procedure
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Decompression of Tarsal Tunnel
- Foot Surgery
- Fusion of Joint
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injection
- Joint Revision
- Nonoperative Management of Fracture
- Open Dislocation of the Ankle
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
- Sports Medicine of the Foot
- Stress Fractures
- Subtalar Dislocation
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"Years of being on rocking boats took their toll on Capt. Spencer Slate's ankles. But thanks to ankle replacement surgery at Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, he's a step ahead at his scuba diving shop in Key Largo."
When you come to Baptist Health Orthopedic Care for foot and ankle care, you can expect:
- A whole-person approach to treatment that focuses on building relationships with patients to deliver more personalized care.
- A team that is always looking for ways to improve treatments and outcomes.
- A creative approach to treatment, as we like to find innovative ways to treat even the most complex conditions.
Who benefits from this program?
Our team has expertise in treating numerous types of foot and ankle conditions or injuries. Whether you’re a member of our community or a professional athlete, we are here to care for anyone who may be experiencing foot and ankle problems.
Foot & Ankle Stretching and Strengthening Exercises
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike a traditional CT scan, a weight-bearing CT scan helps us better understand bone and joint alignment, which can lead to more precise and effective treatment. This test looks at your foot or ankle injury and how it is affected by your body weight.
A 3D implant is created using a 3D printer, and many of our implant designs are developed by our physicians. These implants allow us to create customized joint implants and treat complex conditions and, in some cases, restore function to the joint.