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!

Heel spur treatment in Milwaukee at Milwaukee Surgery Center

Heel Spur Treatment

Minimally Invasive Heel Spur Treatment

What is a heel spur?

A heel spur is a calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone, often caused by strain on foot muscles and ligaments. Heel spurs are common among athletes, but also tend to develop as we age, as flexibility decreases. Heel spurs can be painful when associated with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot. If left untreated, this condition can evolve into chronic pain and a compensation in gait may impact your knee, hip, and back. If you suffer from heel spurs or think you suffer from them, contact Milwaukee Surgery Center today to schedule an appointment for heel spur treatment in Milwaukee.

How does Milwaukee Surgery Center treat heel spurs?

If heel spurs and their associated conditions cannot be treated with exercise, ice, or specially designed heel spur shoes, then Milwaukee Surgery Center can help. With more than 30 years’ experience, Dr. Stephen Weissman will evaluate your condition and may recommend minimally invasive surgery to release the pressure on the stretched plantar fascia. During your consultation Dr. Weissman will also determine if the spur itself has to be removed to complete your treatment.

If I choose to have heel spur surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center, what can I expect?

You’ll be treated in one of our modern surgery suites where we use the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision (about a quarter of an inch) is made and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision. The entire procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure takes less than 90 minutes. You’ll be able to walk and drive immediately following surgery and many of our patients go back to work the next day. You will need to wear a post operative shoe for about a week following the operation and it may take two to four weeks to become fully pain free. Orthotics or arch supports are generally required after this surgery. If you need heel spur treatment in Milwaukee, contact Milwaukee Surgery Center to schedule an appointment or a consultation today.

Bunion treatment and bunion surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center

Bunion Treatment

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

What are bunions?

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion begins when the big toe pushes against the next toe, which causes the big toe joint to stick out farther than the toe. Arthritis, foot injuries, or genetic structural foot defects may also be causes for bunions. Wearing tight, narrow shoes might cause bunions or might make them worse. Smaller bunions, called tailor’s bunions can develop on the joint of your little toes as well. In many cases bunion surgery is necessary to remove these growths before they become debilitating. If you suffer from bunion pain or think you may be developing bunions, Milwaukee Surgery Center can provide you with a number of options for bunion treatment.

What kinds of bunion treatment options does Milwaukee Surgery Center offer?

Dr. Weissman has been performing minimally invasive surgery to treat bunions for 30 years. After we assess your bunions we will decide upon which bunion treatment we will administer. Many people who have been suffering from bunion pain for a long time will require surgery, which our doctors are fully equipped to provide. Minimally invasive bunion surgery is faster, safer, has a faster recovery time, and is less expensive than other types of bunion surgeries.

What can I expect if I decide to have bunion surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center?

You’ll be treated in one of our modern surgery suites where we use the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision is made and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision. The entire procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure – including pre-op preparation and post-op recovery – takes less than 90 minutes. You’ll be able to walk and drive immediately following surgery and many of our patients go back to work the next day. You will need to wear a postoperative shoe for about a week following the operation.

Hammer toe treatment at Milwaukee Surgery Center

Hammer Toe Treatment

Minimally Invasive Hammer Toe Treatment

What are hammer toes?

Hammer toes, claw toes, and mallet toes are caused by an imbalance in the structure of the foot. Tendons in the foot pull the toe into an unusual and often painful position. This can result in a deformity causing the affected toe to become permanently bent into a position resembling a hammer. Hammer toes can be very painful if left untreated and severely effect your quality of life. If you suffer from hammer toe, Milwaukee Surgery Center has a number of hammer toe treatment options available.

How does Milwaukee Surgery Center treat hammer toe?

In some cases it may be possible to treat hammer toe without surgery. For some people, specially made hammer toe splints or pads can help alleviate symptoms of hammer toe. In many cases however, hammer toe surgery is necessary. We treat hammer toes with one of three minimally invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Stephen Weissman’s minimally invasive surgery is faster, safer, and more cost effective than other surgical procedures. Dr. Weissman will discuss which of these surgeries would be the best fit for your unique situation with you during consultation.

If I choose to have hammer toe surgery at Milwaukee Surgery Center, what can I expect?

You’ll be treated in one of our modern surgery suites where we use the latest technologies and equipment. Under local anesthesia, a small incision (about a quarter of an inch) is made and a specially designed surgical instrument is inserted into this incision. The entire procedure is performed through this tiny opening. At the surgery’s conclusion a small bandage is used to protect the micro surgery area. The entire procedure – including pre-op preparation and post-op recovery – takes less than 90 minutes. You’ll be able to walk and drive immediately following your hammer toe treatment and many of our patients go back to work the next day. You will need to wear a post operative shoe for about a week following the operation.

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.