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Foot specialist Vienna | Orthopaedist for ankle & foot

Your specialist for foot pain & foot injuries

The ankle joint and the foot are among the most complex structures of our musculoskeletal system. Treating their illnesses therefore requires specialized knowledge and skills. For this reason, the specialty of foot surgery and ankle surgery has developed in orthopaedics. Experts in this field need to know the anatomy, function and pathological conditions of the individual parts of the foot and ankle in order to help their patients in the best possible way.

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Anatomy of the foot

The foot is a highly complex structure consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. These structures work together harmoniously to enable walking, running and jumping.

Anatomy of a foot incl. Ankle joint | foot anatomy

The forefoot consists of the five metatarsal bones and the 14 toe bones. Typical conditions in this area are forefoot deformities such as hallux valgus and hammer toes.

The metatarsus connects the forefoot to the hindfoot and consists of five long bones, the metatarsals. Problems such as metatarsalgia (pain in the metatarsal area) and signs of wear and tear often occur here.

The hindfoot comprises the heel (calcaneus) and the ankle area (talus). Conditions such as heel spurs, Achilles tendon problems and instabilities in the ankle joint are common in this area.

The ankle joint itself consists of the upper and lower ankle joint. It connects the foot to the lower leg and allows the foot to move. Signs of wear and tear (osteoarthritis), instabilities and post-traumatic conditions can occur here.

The complex structure of the foot requires a detailed understanding of its anatomy and function in order to accurately diagnose and effectively treat conditions. Each region of the foot can have specific problems that need to be treated individually.

Common diseases

Diseases of the ankle and foot can cause considerable pain and severely impair quality of life. Wear and tear (osteoarthritis) of the ankle joint, for example, often has a greater negative impact on quality of life than a heart attack or kidney failure. There are dozens of pathological conditions of the foot that require orthopaedic treatment. The most common foot disorders that require orthopaedic treatment include

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Diagnosis of foot and ankle disorders

How is the diagnosis made?

The diagnosis of diseases of the ankle and foot is based on a thorough clinical examination and X-rays, including special images. The supporting examination methods include

Anatomy of the foot

Conservative treatment

Many diseases of the ankle and foot can be treated conservatively. Both traditional methods and state-of-the-art procedures are used.

Conservative therapy for foot pain | Man with flat foot holds insole next to his foot
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Treatment through surgery - foot surgery & ankle surgery

Treatment through surgery - foot surgery & ankle surgery

However, a significant proportion of the diseases require a surgical solution. The experience of a specialist orthopaedic surgeon in foot surgery is crucial here.

The choice of treatment method is always individualized, based on a thorough diagnosis and taking into account the specific needs of each patient.

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Do you have other orthopaedic problems?

I am also happy to take care of the treatment of hands and wrists! I also specialize in orthopaedics of the knee, elbow, shoulder, spine and hip! Contact me for help with musculoskeletal pain! I will help you to a pain-free everyday life!