General consultation at Milwaukee Surgery Center podiatry

General Consultation

General Consultation at Milwaukee Surgery Center

What is general consultation?

A general consultation is a meeting between a doctor and a patient to discuss the patient’s medical problems. Typically a consultation will involve an in-depth discussion and examination to help obtain a preliminary diagnosis of the patient’s problem. This may include a series of questions regarding your lifestyle and hobbies, as well as some simple tests to learn more about what may be causing your foot and ankle pain. Scheduling a general consultation with Milwaukee Surgery Center is an excellent way of taking the first step towards fixing problems with your ankles and feet.

What will we talk about during the consultation?

During the consultation you and your podiatrist will discuss a number of topics with you. These topics might include preventative measures you can take to reduce the chances of developing foot and ankle problems or steps you can take to reduce the effects of your current problems. Depending on your needs your doctor may recommend future follow up visits to monitor your foot and ankle health or to schedule treatment at a later date. If your need is great enough, our doctors may recommend foot surgery or another solution like special orthopedics or orthopedic shoes to help alleviate your problems.

What problems can Milwaukee Surgery Center treat?

At Milwaukee surgery center we can treat a number of foot and ankle problems. Our surgeons have spent years honing their craft in podiatry. We can offer solutions to many common problems, including treatment for heel spurs and bunions. We can also help you recover from more complicated problems such as painful hammer toes or misaligned feet.

 

Digital foot and ankle imaging with pedCAT

Digital Imaging – pedCAT

Digital 3-D Foot Imaging With pedCAT

What is pedCAT?

The pedCAT system is a revolutionary new technology that allows podiatrists and orthopedists to take high-quality three dimensional images of the bones in a patient’s foot and ankle. This system uses a unique cone-shaped scanning beam to take detailed CT (computerized tomography) scans from multiple angles around your feet. These scans are them used to create standard two dimensional X-Ray views of the foot, as well as detailed three dimensional images of the foot.

What can I expect when my doctor uses the pedCAT to scan my feet?

One of the greatest benefits of using this technology is its convenience. You can either sit or stand during the scan, depending on whether your doctor needs to scan your feet at rest or when they are bearing the weight of your body. The scan itself is completely painless and takes less than one minute to complete. Once the scan is complete our computer systems will be able to create a detailed image of your foot to help us better understand your problem and come up with a treatment.

How does pedCAT help me?

By utilizing pedCAT, Milwaukee Surgery Center can quickly perform detailed scans of your feet in-house, significantly cutting down on potential wait and travel times for you. The detailed three dimensional images provided by the system help us to more accurately diagnose the cause of your foot and ankle problems and develop the right treatment for you. Additionally, the system is internally shielded and completely safe, in fact, it uses less radiation than similar medical CT scanners!

Foot surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center

Misaligned Feet – HyProCure

Treating Misaligned Feet With HyProCure

What exactly are misaligned feet?

Misaligned feet are the result of the ankle bone sliding off of the heel bone causing the small, naturally-occurring space in between (called the sinus tarsi) to collapse. When you stand on feet that are misaligned, it causes a chain reaction of misalignment through the body. Your body is then forced to compensate by putting excessive strain on your ankles, knees, hips, and back. The most common sign of misaligned feet is the inward rolling of the ankles, which is called Hyperpronation. Misaligned feet are quite common, some estimate that nearly 45% of people have misaligned feet, but they are often misdiagnosed because they cause a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms including knee, hip and back pain. They affect people of all ages.

HyProCure Can Help

HyProCure is an FDA cleared, proven solution to misaligned feet and can dramatically reduce, or even eliminate, your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

How does HyProCure work?

This procedure is performed in a noninvasive manner through a small incision in the ankle. HyProCure treats misaligned feet by inserting a small stent into the sinus tarsi which causes the ankle bone and heel bone to move back into their proper position. These stents do not penetrate the ankle or heel bones, resulting in a much shorter recovery time. Most patients are fully recovered within a few weeks of having the procedure.