Musculoskeletal Institute

Musculoskeletal Institute

Foot and Ankle Program

The MUSC Foot and Ankle program specializes in treating a variety of injuries, including foot and ankle trauma, vehicular and sports injuries ,  as well as chronic conditions, such as arthritis and tendonitis. Patients include those who have been recently injured, as well as those who  might have been  injured in the past and now have chronic problems.

Experienced orthopaedic surgeons in the Foot and Ankle Program at MUSC use a wide variety of non-surgical and surgical  methods and  techniques to treat foot and ankle injuries and conditions. 

Minimally invasive surgery, such as ankle arthroscopy, may allow for earlier return to function after sports injuries. 

For arthritis patients , ankle replacement surgery may be appropriate, which can preserve range of motion. Other patients may require reconstructive techniques such as bone fusion or tendon transfer  to correct foot deformities.

Regardless of the condition, we practice proven techniques for bone  and soft tissue healing ,and cartilage preservation.

Among the conditions treated by the Foot and Ankle specialists include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Achilles tendonitis and ruptures
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Infections
  • Chronic pain of the feet and ankles
  • Arthritis
  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Heel pain
  • Arch problems
  • Nerve conditions
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Diabetic ulcers and Charcot deformities
  • Correction and salvage of previously failed surgeries

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