WVU Medicine Orthopaedics offers diagnosis, care, and treatment for patients with a variety of bone and joint disorders of the foot and ankle, including issues with ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, and skin. We use medical, physical, and rehabilitative methods, including surgery when necessary, to treat patients of all ages.

Our experienced foot and ankle surgeon, Robert Santrock, MD, performs reconstructive procedures, treats sports injuries, and manages trauma of the foot and ankle. Using the latest technology, Dr. Santrock treats the full range of foot diseases and injuries – from toenails to total ankle replacements. At WVU Medicine, we have the only weight-bearing CT scanner in the state, which provides three-dimensional evaluation of the foot allowing for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Conditions We Treat

Our foot and ankle specialists treat a variety of injuries, wounds, and abnormalities, including:

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic foot deformity
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Foot pain
  • Foot arthritis
  • Foot and toe deformities
  • Joint dislocation
  • Ligament injury
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprained ankle

Treatments and Services

Our goal is to help you heal through rehabilitation, medication, surgery (if necessary), or a combination of therapies. WVU Medicine orthopaedic experts can teach you rehabilitative techniques that will strengthen your foot or ankle and help you resume your daily activities. In cases of severe injury, our foot and ankle surgeons perform procedures ranging from repair of damaged ligaments to total reconstructive surgery.

For bunions, Dr. Santrock developed a three-dimensional bunion correction called Lapiplasty™, which corrects the entire bone and addresses the root cause of the bunion. Recovery time from Lapiplasty™ is significantly better than traditional bunion surgery, and patients are allowed to walk wearing a boot immediately after this procedure. Lapiplasty™ is now the #1 bunion system in the United States, and Dr. Santrock is continually developing implants and tools used in curing bunions.

For diabetic foot care, the WVU Medicine Wound Management Center can help diabetics take good care of their feet with well foot checkups, treatment for bumps and cuts, and therapies for serious diabetes-related foot issues.

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273

WVU Medicine Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

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