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Our Foot & Ankle Program

For those suffering from chronic foot or ankle pain due to injury or arthritis, the comprehensive foot and ankle team at OSM utilizes the expertise of Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Specialists to foot and ankle conditions. Our patient centered approach ensures that each patient’s care plan is based on their lifestyle, activities and goals. Our team will collaborate to explore all treatment options including non-surgical treatment, minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical treatment or physical therapy. If surgery is recommended, OSM offers the most advanced minimally invasive surgical treatment options anywhere in Connecticut.

Conditions:
Achilles Tendon Tendonitis / Tear
The Achilles Tendon stretches from the heel into the calves and helps the foot extend and point toes downward. This tendon can become damaged due to repetitive strain or sudden injury and is common among athletes.  The tendon may become inflamed or irritated, known as Achilles Tendonitis, and cause pain and weakness.  In other instances, a sudden impact or injury can cause the tendon to tear (partially or completely) which results in immediate pain, bruising and swelling.
Ankle Fracture
The ankle is made up of 3 separate bones (tibia, fibula, and talus) that come together to form the ankle joint.  When one of these bones is stressed past its intended capacity the bone can fracture.  This most often occurs as a result of rolling the ankle too far in either direction or due to sudden trauma to the ankle.  In many instances, the ligaments of the ankle can also be damaged when a fracture occurs.
Plantar Fasciitis
The Plantar Fascia is the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot from the heel to the base of the toes.  When this tissues becomes irritated or damaged it can cause pain in the heel or across the bottom of the foot.  This injury is common among athletes and is often made worse with walking or activity.  This pain is often most severe in the morning but can be persistent throughout the day.
Treatments:
Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is an integral part of the treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. At OSM, our providers work closely with one another to provide the ideal care for each patient.  Many times, physical therapy is used in conjunction with therapeutic injections to maximize pain relief and strengthening.
Achilles Tendon Repair
The goal of this procedure is to repair the damaged Achilles Tendon using sutures and/or small screws to reattach and strengthen the damaged tendon.  During this procedure, a small incision is made at the back of the heel.  Next, the surgeon will remove any loose fragments of bone or tendon that may be causing pain.   Next, the Achilles Tendon is sewn back together and reattached to the ankle bone to increase stability.
Ankle Arthroscopy
Arthroscopic Ankle Procedures are used to treat a variety of ankle injuries, including tendon and ligament injuries and Ankle Arthritis.  During an arthroscopic ankle procedure a small hole(s) is made around the ankle and a small camera, known as an arthroscope, is inserted into the ankle.  Once the arthroscope is inserted, the surgeon can identify the damaged area of the ankle and remove excess cartilage or bone fragments.  In other instances, the surgeon may repair the ligaments and tendons of the ankle utilizing small sutures or screws.

Dr. Redler Testimonial

By Ira F.
I had a torn rotator cuff and partially frozen shoulder. Dr. Redler did an outstanding job fixing my shoulder. The surgery and recovery went exactly as he explained it would. He took his time explaining all of my options and patiently answered all of my questions. I highly recommend him and would absolutely go to him again for any orthopedic needs.

Dr. Martin Testimonial

by Rita G.
Excellent doctor! Would recommend to any one of my friends and family. He performed rotator cuff surgery on me. It was minimally invasive, no complications, and I healed perfectly. I have total confidence in him and would use him again for any other orthopedic/sports medicine injuries!!!

Dr. Redler Testimonial

By Andrea R.
Dr. Redler put my son’s shoulder back together after a football injury. He did a perfect job, he had no problems whatsoever playing baseball that same year. A great surgeon!

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