Complex Foot and Ankle Problems

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The human foot is a very complex structure with 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments and muscles working together to achieve a combination of stability and flexibility. The ankle is the joint that connects the foot to the tibia and fibula bones of the lower leg. Between the two, the foot and ankle bear our entire body weight that allowing us to stand, walk or run and can move and flex in a large variety of ways. When the foot and/or ankle is injured, it requires highly specialized treatment.

The AOC Foot and Ankle Team are orthopaedic surgeons who are trained in treating the mild to the most complex foot and ankle conditions. These complex fracture symptoms may be an indication of a foot fracture or ankle fracture:

• Severe pain which generally hinders the patient’s ability to walk
• Swelling
• Bruising
• Redness

Misdiagnosis or just trying to walk through the pain can cause sufferers more damage as well as a longer healing period.

Whether you are suffering from moderate to severe pain of the foot and/or ankle, our board certified, fellowship-trained AOC Foot and Ankle Team of Dr. McAndrew and Dr. Shell will be there for you every step of the way. For an appointment call 251-410-3600 or visit us on alortho.com.

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