Trauma in New Jersey
Foot and ankle trauma can be sudden and unforgiving, which is why the specialists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons based in Cedar Knolls, NJ, are here to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
What is Foot & Ankle Trauma?
Although the word “trauma” can cause many of us to imagine terrible accidents that cause a great deal of harm, the reality is that the word simply means physical injury of some sort. As such, foot and ankle trauma refers to an injury in these areas, caused by an external source.
Trauma Procedures We Treat
Benefits of Trauma Care
If your foot and ankle trauma is mild, it is likely causing you some level of pain, or it has become bothersome and needs to be addressed. If your foot and ankle trauma is severe though, it may cause you a great deal of pain or significantly affect your quality of life.
As such, the benefits you will receive from professional trauma care can vary widely, but often include:
- Reduced or alleviated pain in the affected area
- Ability to walk normally
- Ability to be involved in physical activity
How is Foot & Ankle Trauma Treatment Performed?
Our physicians are trained in all foot and ankle conditions including advanced trauma and fracture treatment. If treatments that are more conservative do not yield the positive results we believe are possible, we may utilize any of the following procedures:
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle gives our team a way to evaluate and treat many foot and ankle problems in a minimally invasive manner. In an arthroscopy, the surgeon inserts a small camera into a specific joint area, whether it be the ankle or even the great toe joint. By using the scope, the surgeon is able to minimize the use of long incisions, soft tissue damage, and to avoid unnecessary dissection. This means a shorter recovery time and reduced pain and discomfort following the procedure. Arthroscopy is used to treat many ailments, including arthritis, ankle ligament sprains and tears, ankle fractures, cartilage defects and even tendon damage.
Nerve Releases to Treat Diabetic Neuropathy
Unfortunately, one of the many consequences of long-term diabetes is the development of neuropathy.
- Symptoms of neuropathy range from a simple numbness of the foot and ankle to a constant burning and tingling of the lower extremity.
Our medical team is trained to release the nerves of the foot and ankle with a surgical procedure to prevent irritation of the nerves and to free them to act in a normal manner. This procedure involves minimally invasive incisions and the patient is up and walking immediately following surgery. Dr. Mark Solomon is one of only a few surgeons in New Jersey to achieve certification in this procedure by the “Dellon Institute of Peripheral Nerve Surgery” in Maryland.
Revisional (Corrective) Surgery
Have you had an unsuccessful surgery in the past? The team at foot and ankle surgeons has vast experience in correcting issues resulting from prior surgeries. Our doctors customize your treatment to meet your specific goals. Our team welcomes complex deformities. We will spend as much time as may be needed to correct deformities and help patients become comfortable.
Preparing for Foot & Ankle Trauma Treatment
How you will prepare for your foot or ankle trauma treatment depends primarily on what caused your trauma and how severe it is.
As the name implies, most trauma occurs suddenly and requires prompt attention. However, your Advanced Foot & Ankle physician will be certain to discuss any preparations based on the diagnosis of your specific trauma.
Foot & Ankle Trauma Treatment Recovery
In some instances, recovery is minimal and involves keeping weight off the affected area and taking OTC pain relievers, while recovering from more severe trauma may take an extended period of time, the use of prescription medications, and follow-up visits to Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons.
A New Generation of Foot & Ankle Specialists
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists. Using cutting edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, you can rely on our physicians for the most effective foot care.
They work collaboratively with your team of physicians, physical therapist and other health care providers to ensure the most accurate diagnoses and comprehensive treatment.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Foot & Ankle Trauma Treatment Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Our doctors provide complete foot and ankle care. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!