Foot & Ankle Surgery. Medical Care
Treatment of complaints to the foot & ankle.
Patient care comes from an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists and orthopaedic technicians. We treat our patients with the latest diagnostic and rehabilitative techniques. It is our aim to bring patients with acute and chronic diseases of the foot and ankle joint back to their former level of activity as quickly as possible.
Moreover our doctors are specialised in fitting artificial joints, rheumatic surgery on feet and ankles and the condition diabetic foot. By using the latest operation technology, such as minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery or transplantation of cartilage cells, we ensure the very best quality in treatment.
Outpatient an inpatient treatment.
Outpatient or inpatient treatment are both an option and the decision is made as to which treatment procedure in close consultation with the referring physicians and anaesthetists. The aim is always to reduce to a minimum any possible risks, for instance because of already existing diseases, and to ensure treatment success.
Insoles, shoe finish, orthopaedic shoe, bandages and ortheses are the classic areas of conservative treatment on the foot and ankle. Among other things this includes measurement of pressure distribution on the foot, which allows precise planning and implementation of treatment strategies. Moreover conservative treatment options have improved considerably for the condition diabetic foot.
Great progress has also been made in treating bone oedemas. In addition to treatment with medication on an outpatient basis, the clinical picture can frequently be improved by treatment with infusions so that an operation is unnecessary.
Our surgical spectrum covers corrections to toe malpositions, complex reconstruction surgery on injured ligaments, tendons and cartilage, through to artificial ankle joints. Of increasing importance are diseases of the foot and ankle joint related to diabetes mellitus and chronic polyarthritis. Even for complex problems, which just a few years ago would have meant an amputation, there are now techniques available thanks to the very latest stabilisation procedures, bone growth factors through to stem cell transplants, which in many cases make it possible to save the foot.
But there have also been developments in the treatment of sports injuries. Many operations today can be done using arthroscopy using what is called keyhole technology. A few years ago huge steps were still needed to do this. The focus with fractures to the foot and ankle joint is on the exact "anatomical" reconstitution of the joint surface. Our surgeons have many technically sophisticated stabilisation procedures available to do this, which among other things has the advantage that because of the great tensile strength of the implants, in most cases plaster is not required.
Follow-up treatment and rehabilitation.
Follow-up treatment is carried out in close cooperation with physiotherapists and physicians carrying on the treatment. The clinic provides the option of outpatient rehabilitation. Specially trained physiotherapists are also available if need be for our patients in the foot and ankle area. Subsequent inpatient follow-up rehabilitation takes place in close cooperation with our sister clinic in Berchtesgaden or one of the nearby rehab clinics.
Our focus in foot surgery in Munich.
Treatment from Hallux valgus through to artificial joints.
Foot problems besides colds count among the most frequent medical complaints in humans. Throughout life everyone suffers once from foot pain. This is usually caused by overload from work or sport. Symptoms can easily lead to high-risk conditions. Therefore it is important to recognise and treat problems relating to foot function early. Our medical treatment specialisations extend from correction of malpositions of the toes to complex reconstructions in relation to injuries to ligaments, tendons and cartilage right through to artificial ankle surgery. Of increasing importance are diseases of the foot and ankle joint related to diabetes mellitus or rheumatoid diseases.
Focus Forefoot surgery.
- Correction of malpositions and deformities of the forefoot
- Hallux valgus (Deviation of the big toe)
- Claw toes
- Operations for arthritis
- Hallux rigidus (Stiffness of the big toe)
- Arthroscopy of the toe joints
- Digitus quintus varus (Deviation of the fifth (small) toe)
- Artificial joints on toes and midfoot
- Treatment of nerve narrowing
- Morton's Neuroma (painful nerve nodule between the 2nd and 3rd toes)
Focus Diabetic Foot Syndrome.
- Care from orthopaedic technicians with shoe fittings and insoles
- Treatment of diabetic arthropathy
- Charcot foot
- Diabetic ulcer
- Complex reconstructions of the foot
- Infected diabetic foot
Focus Sports injuries.
- Provision of insoles
- Sport injuries to the foot and ankle joint
- Arthroscopic operations on the upper and lower ankle joint
- Cartilage reconstruction
- Open and arthroscopic intervention on the Achilles tendon
- Stabilisation of ligament injuries in the region of the ankle joint and foot
- Reconstructive surgery for deformities of the posterior foot (flat foot, hollow foot)
- Tendon injuries to the foot and ankle joint
Focus Rheumatic orthopaedics.
- Care from orthopaedic technicians with shoe fittings and insoles
- Orthopaedic and rheumatic surgery on the toes, midfoot and ankle joint
- Operation on the mucous membrane of the joints and tendons
- Artificial ankle
- Reconstructive surgery on deformities of the posterior foot (flat foot, hollow foot)
Focus Trauma Surgery & Traumatology.
- All injuries to the foot and ankle
- Ligament injuries
- Chronic instabilities in the ankle joint and foot
- Cartilage injuries
- Delayed fracture (bone) healing (pseudarthrosis)
- Malpositions after accidents
Focus Complex Foot Malpositions.
- Pes planovalgus (fallen arches)
- Rupture to the tibilias posterior (injury to the M. tibialis posterior)
- Inherited or acquired hollow foot
- Malpositions in the case of neurological diseases
- Club foot
- Sickle foot
- Flat foot
- Inherited malpositions
Focus Cartilage damage & Arthritis.
- Axial correction on the lower leg and foot
- Arthroscopic operations for arthritis, loose joint bodies and changes in the mucous membrane in the joint
- Cartilage reconstructions including transplantation of cartilage cells
- Reconstructions for deformities of the posterior foot (flat foot, hollow foot)
- Endoprosthetics on the ankle joint
- Treatment of CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Bone oedema
- Treatment of plantar fasciitis (calcaneal spur )
- Stem cell therapy and treatment with bone growth factors
- All revision surgery on the foot and ankle joint