Foot and Ankle
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The foot and ankle are complex areas of the human body that, if not functioning properly, can make it difficult to perform important every day activities.
Joints have to be stable in order to withstand 1.5 times your body weight when walking and up to eight times your body weight when you run. Meanwhile, your feet are constantly under stress and cushion up to one million pounds of pressure during one hour of strenuous exercise. A reported 80% of the population suffers from foot conditions.
At Virginia Mason Memorial, our orthopedic team is here to expertly diagnose and treat the broad range of foot and ankle conditions that can occur throughout life, from young children and teens, to active adults and seniors. When your foot or ankle condition or injury requires a surgical procedure, our team is here to support you and provide you with the best surgical care possible. We employ the use of a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic tools to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care.
It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, if a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of specialists is well versed in:
- Sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle
- Tendon and ligament problems
- Cartilage repair
- Minimally invasive ankle surgery
- Ankle Replacement
- Arthroscopic surgery of the ankle
- Treatment of complex problems related to trauma
- Reconstructive surgery related to arthritis or deformity