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Knee, foot and ankle

Orthopedic specialists for knee, foot and ankle carehelp prevent or correct foot and ankle problems and treat the full spectrum of knee conditions. Our orthopedic surgeons are experts at performing arthroscopic surgery to repair torn ligaments or cartilage. From diagnostic imaging, evaluation and surgery to diligent follow-up care, Community Orthopedic Specialty Care is a preferred provider of orthopedic care for knee, foot and ankle injuries in Central Indiana.

Patellar instability or dislocation

Your kneecap, the patella bone, moves in a groove at the end of your thighbone when you walk, run, sit, or stand. During sports, a direct blow to the knee or a fall can make the kneecap move partially or completely out of place, causing knee instability. People with shallow or uneven grooves are even more susceptible to patellar instability or dislocation. The physicians at Community Orthopedic Specialty Care possess the experience and advanced sub-specialty training to use the latest surgical methods to treat patellar instability or displacement.

Meniscus tear

The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Community are recognized experts for arthroscopic treatment of meniscus tears. The menisci are cartilage structures in the knee joint that act as shock absorbers between the bones. The menisci are vulnerable to injury, especially during twisting motions used for sports. Arthroscopic surgery is the accepted method of treating meniscus tears. Because the knee joint is not fully opened, recovery is faster and has fewer complications than traditional open surgery methods.

Ligament reconstruction (ACL/PCL)

Knee ligaments are vulnerable to injury from sports, accidents, or falls. The ligaments inside and outside of the knee help to keep the joint aligned and stable. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) cross inside the knee joint and can require surgery if injured. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopic surgery to reconstruct knee ligaments, which helps speed recovery and foster positive outcomes.

Ankle sprain or fracture

Walking on an uneven surface or even wearing the wrong shoes can cause a sudden loss of balance that causes the ankle to twist. If the ankle turns far enough, the ligaments that hold the bones together can overstretch or tear, resulting in a sprain or even a fracture, a “broken ankle.” Fractures can also result from forces or impacts from a fall or car crash. Because severe ankle sprains and ankle fractures may feel the same, it is important to receive a prompt evaluation. If you suspect you have broken or sprained your ankle, call 317.621.TEAM (8326) for an examination with a Community orthopedic specialist.

Achilles tendonitis and injury

The Achilles tendon works to provide forceful foot movements. It is one of the most powerful tendons in the human body. Achilles tendon ruptures most commonly occur as a result of sports injuries from basketball, football or tennis. People with chronic tendon inflammation, Achilles tendonitis, are susceptible to Achilles tendon ruptures. Each case of Achilles rupture is evaluated on an individual basis. Casting and physical therapy is used for inactive individuals or those that cannot tolerate surgery. For individuals with active lifestyles and who want to return to strenuous recreational activities, surgery is used to reattach the torn Achilles tendon. If you suspect that you have ruptured your Achilles tendon, call 317.621.TEAM (8326) for a prompt appointment with our orthopedic specialists.

Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation uses injections of a natural substance, hyaluronic acid (Hyalgan and Supartz) to relieve pain and improve function in the knee joint. Viscosupplementation acts as a lubricant in the knee joint for people with osteoarthritis. Viscosupplementation is most effective for mild to moderate arthritis. If you have knee pain from osteoarthritis in the knee, call us at 317.621.TEAM (8326) to evaluate whether you may be a candidate for viscosupplementation and discuss treatment options.

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