Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Worth, TX
The feet and ankles are complex body parts made up of several bones and joints that work together so you can walk or run. When you have a foot or ankle fracture, you need expert care from the team of board-certified surgeons at Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists. The team has extensive training in treating foot and ankle fractures. Call the office in Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, or schedule an appointment online today.
Foot and ankle fractures are breaks in the bones in your foot or ankle. There are many types of fractures, and the team at Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists specializes in treating:
A pilon fracture is a bone break that affects the bottom portion of the tibia (shin bone) at the ankle.
Ankle fractures include any breaks in the bones that make up the ankle joint.
Fibular fractures are breaks in the fibula in the lower leg.
Calcaneal fractures are breaks in the heel bone. This is one of the largest bones in your foot.
The talus is the bone under the ankle joint that assists with ankle movement. Talus fractures are breaks in this bone.
Navicular fractures are breaks in the bones in the middle of the foot. These types of fractures are common in athletes.
The Lisfranc is a joint in the middle of your foot. Lisfranc fractures are breaks in any of the long bones that connect the ankle to the toes — metatarsals. Lisfranc dislocations occur when the joints pop out of place.
Metatarsal fractures are breaks in the long bones in the foot.
The Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists team conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come in with concerns about foot and ankle fractures.
During your visit, your provider reviews your symptoms and the details of the injury. They examine the foot and ankle and take X-rays to determine fracture type and severity of the break.
Treatment for your foot or ankle fracture may depend on the location and severity of your fracture. The team reviews the details of your injury and talks to you about your treatment options.
In some cases, the team may treat your fracture without surgery. Treatment might include:
When necessary, the team performs surgery to treat your fracture. The team has advanced training in open fractures, which break through the skin, and closed fractures, which don’t break through the skin, using open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) or external fixation.
With ORIF, the team places pins, screws, and plates directly in the bones under the skin to keep them in place for healing. With external fixation, the pins and screws hold the bones together outside the body.
To schedule an appointment with the experts in foot and ankle fractures, call Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists or book an appointment online today.