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, we treat the full range of foot diseases and injuries – from toenails to total ankle replacements. We are one of the only locations in the state offering ankle joint replacement.

Conditions We Treat

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

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions, corns, and callouses
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Foot pain and wounds
  • Foot and toe deformities
  • Joint dislocation
  • Ingrown toe nail
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprained ankle

Evaluation and Treatment

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 offers 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.

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.

Robert Santrock, MD

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