At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we are experienced in diagnosing and treating all types of foot and ankle injuries. We believe in learning as much as we can about our patients’ lives and their condition, so we can provide personalized, effective treatment.

Our team has an extensive sports medicine background and is skilled at treating routine problems, as well as traumatic injuries. We look for creative solutions that fit patients’ needs and help them return to a pain-free, active lifestyle. Through our foot and ankle orthopedic fellowship – one of only two in Florida – we train orthopedic surgeons, always with an eye to improve our treatments and processes, helping patients experience a better quality of life.

Which foot and ankle conditions are treated at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

Our team treats various types of foot and ankle conditions, from simple sprains to complex, traumatic injuries. At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat:

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ankle impingement syndrome
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle fracture
  • Achilles tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Arch collapse/flatfoot deformity
  • Arch collapse/posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Arthritis of the ankle, big toe, hindfoot and midfoot
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Bunion (hallux valgus)
  • Bursitis of the ankle
  • Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s disease)
  • Congenital deformities of the ankle or foot
  • Foot drop
  • Foot fracture
  • Jones fractures
  • Hammertoe
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux limitus
  • Hallux valgus
  • Heel spur (calcaneal spur)
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) injuries
  • Mallet toe
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Osteochondral lesion
  • Osteochondral defect
  • Pronation
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Posterior tibial tendinitis
  • Sural nerve injury
  • Tarsal abnormalities

How are foot and ankle injuries diagnosed?

At Miami Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute, your diagnosis starts with a physical exam, often followed by diagnostic tests to verify the type of foot or ankle injury you have. We may use ultrasounds, X-Rays, MRIs and CT scans to help determine the location and extent of your injury and how best to treat it.

Our Institute also has weight-bearing CT scans, which allow us to see what happens to your injury when you stand or bear weight.

Weight-bearing CT

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 Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute?

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.

  • 7,270

    Patient Visits
  • 584

    Surgeries this year

Conditions & Treatments 

Our team treats various types of foot and ankle conditions, from simple sprains to complex, traumatic injuries. At Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, we treat:
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Our Approach

When you come to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute 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.

 

Meet the Team

Our team includes orthopedic surgeons — including international visiting surgeons — who perform more than 580 surgeries a year. We also have highly skilled athletic trainers, medical assistants and fellows who work together to diagnose and treat foot and ankle conditions.

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.

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