As an expert foot surgeon, Dr. D'Altilio takes great pride in her ability to restore proper function to an injured or deformed foot. Surgery is recommended only when it the very best method to correct your condition. Dr. D'Altilio performs the type of surgery that will most effectively correct your problem while minimizing pain and inconvenience.
Some minor surgeries are performed within the comforts of our office, while other surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis at area hospitals. Our surgical services include:
Bunion surgery and joint replacement
Heel pain and correction of heel spurs
Hammertoes and toe misalignment
Surgery to correct diabetic complications
Correction of arthritic conditions
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems.
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes.
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.
Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a disease that can have many negative effects on your feet in terms of circulation, balance, numbness, wounds and the ability to heal properly. It is extremely important for diabetics to have their feet examined several times a year to prevent any serious consequences.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools.