Taking advancements in stride
Whether a car accident trauma or diabetic complication, Cape Cod Healthcare offers the facilities and podiatry expertise Cape patients need to relieve pain and restore function. Soft tissue procedures include reconstruction for deformities, performing biopsies and removing tumors. Bone procedures include fractures, bunionectomies, hammertoes and bone spurs.
Technological advancements have enabled less invasive surgeries and smaller incisions. Operations for common ailments such as plantar fasciitis or neuromas are now approached via the endoscope – a lighted optical instrument with the diameter of a drinking straw.
“I can now relieve plantar fasciitis with a small incision instead of opening up the foot, avoiding complicated wounds,” said George Ducach, D.P.M., P.C. board-certified podiatric surgeon at Falmouth Hospital. “Not everyone is a candidate for endoscopic surgery, so we also rely on traditional procedures that work beautifully.”
Advancements are impacting every segment of podiatry, from common concerns to complex and high-risk bone infection surgeries.
Our surgeons are using state-of-the-art methods to treat such things as osteomylitis, or bone infections, in the foot. The infected bone is removed and the remaining healthy bone is used to reconstruct the foot.
"The results are truly amazing,” said Eugene Hill, Jr., DPM, board-certified podiatric surgeon at Cape Cod Hospital. “These patients would have previously had a leg amputation just below the knee.”
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