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Foot & Ankle Surgery

Diagnosis & Treatment for Joint Pains

The average person takes almost 10,000 steps a day. All that movement puts pressure on your feet and ankles. Together, the bones in your feet and ankle comprise about one-fourth of the bones in your entire body. The Foot and Ankle Service at The GW Medical Faculty Associates offers expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of problems of the foot and ankle, with an emphasis on adult reconstruction and revision surgery, traumatic and post-traumatic problems; congenital and developmental disease and deformities.

Our team treats pain associated with joint injuries and conditions, including:

  • Bunions, metatarsal, hammertoes and other forefoot abnormalities, deformities, or painful conditions
  • Midfoot and hindfoot deformities (congenital, developmental or arthritic)
  • Tendon and ligament problems (traumatic or degenerative)
  • Diabetic foot evaluation and care (bracing, fusion, amputation, etc.)
  • Ankle fractures, arthritis, instability, deformities
  • Reconstruction of traumatic, developmental or congenital deformities

Clinical Trials

  • Retrospective Study to Assess the lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) Surgical Approach (LLIF Retrospective Study)
    This will be a retrospective clinical study involving 80 patients that underwent Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation using the PATRIOT TransContinental or CALIBER-L LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE or REVERE Stabilization Systems.
  • Prospective Study to Evaluate the Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgical Approach (LLIF Prospective Study)
    The objective of this study is to gather clinical data and satisfaction ratings from patients who have undergone the MIS LLIF surgical approach using the Patriot TransContinental, CALIBER-L or INTERCONTINENTAL LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE Stabilization System for qualifying patients with 1-2 contiguous levels of degenerative disc disease (L2-S1) with mechanical low back pain and radicular symptoms. A total of 45 patients between 18 and 80 years of age will be enrolled and followed for 2 years with data collection preoperatively and postoperatively.
  • BioSET Prefix Study
    THis study is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary effectiveness of one coating concentration of Prefix compared to iliac crest bone in approximately 22 skeletally mature subjects diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one vertebral level (L2-S1).
  • A Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Investigation of All-Suture-based Repair of Horizontal Meniscal Tears (STITCH Study)
    This study is seeking participants who may have a horizontal meniscus tear in their knee. Today it is unknown whether fixing a horizontal meniscus tear will result in a better outcome than the common approach of removing the tear. This research study will document whether a horizontal meniscus tear can hold together and heal if it is repaired with stitches. This study will also document any changes in knee pain and function after the procedure.
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