Ankle And Foot Trauma

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Greenville, TX & Rockwall, TX

Suffering from ankle and foot trauma often requires you to undergo immediate treatment and possibly surgery. With the team of leading foot and ankle surgeons available at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, including Steven Brancheau, DPM; Paul Brancheau, DPM; and Ryan Pinedo, DPM, you can expect comprehensive trauma care in Greenville and Rockwall, Texas. You can book an ankle and foot trauma exam through the website, but if you need to be seen right away or after hours, call either office directly.

Ankle and Foot Trauma Q & A

What causes ankle and foot trauma?

With two dozen bones and countless connective tissues in each of your feet and ankles, you have multiple components in your lower extremities that are prone to injury. 

Ankle and foot trauma can include tendon or ligament ruptures, fractures, and open wounds, to name a few. These types of serious injuries may occur because of:

  • Landing awkwardly after a jump
  • Slipping and falling down
  • Rolling or twisting your ankle
  • Suffering from a crush injury

Ankle and foot trauma can happen at any time due to workplace injuries, automobile accidents, and sports injuries. 

Do I need to see a podiatrist for ankle and foot trauma?

Yes. Family Foot & Ankle Specialists is home to a team of foot and ankle surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Your dedicated podiatrist may recommend ankle or foot surgery if you have:

  • Injuries that require more than conservative treatments
  • Dislocated or severely broken bones
  • Deep lacerations or infected wounds
  • Foreign objects stuck in your foot

The team at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists has access to local hospitals if you need immediate trauma care services, too. Rest assured, no matter how severe your injury may be, the team works diligently to restore your full ankle and foot function. 

How does a podiatrist treat ankle and foot trauma?

Your podiatrist from Family Foot & Ankle Specialists conducts comprehensive diagnostic testing, which may include X-ray or MRI imaging, to determine the severity of your trauma. 

While they may be able to perform a closed reduction for fractures and immobilize broken bones and injured connective tissues in the office, in certain cases surgery may be necessary. 

Using minimally invasive tools and techniques, your podiatrist can:

  • Place screws, rods, and pins to hold broken bones together
  • Graft tissues and repair tendons, ligaments, and skin
  • Remove foreign debris and damaged tissues 

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists proudly offers personalized postoperative care. While it takes time to recover, you can expect to have a provider who supports you every step of the way. 

If you suffered from ankle or foot trauma, the podiatry team at Family Foot & Ankle Specialists can help. While you can book an appointment online, if you need to be seen right away, call the clinic nearest you directly.