Ankle Surgery at Tidewater Orthopaedics for Patients in Hampton, Williamsburg, and Newport News, VA
Ankle surgery may be recommended for individuals in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and elsewhere in Virginia if severe ankle pain is interfering with daily activities. For some patients with debilitating arthritis and other conditions, recent advances in surgical techniques and artificial joint design have made ankle replacement a more effective alternative to traditional ankle fusion. Foot and ankle surgery is a highly specialized field, and Tidewater Orthopaedics is pleased to have Dr. Paul Maloof, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, here to help us provide comprehensive orthopaedic care.
With any surgical procedure, including ankle surgery, the more experience a surgeon has, the better the potential outcome. In the Hampton Roads area, Dr. Maloof’s experience is unparalleled. Prior to joining Tidewater Orthopaedics, he completed his fellowship at Duke University, a recognized leader in ankle replacement, where he performed numerous surgeries to address a variety of ankle conditions and injuries. With each procedure he performed, Dr. Maloof increased his understanding of the ankle joint and how to select the most suitable surgical approach for each patient.
To improve function and quality of life for patients, Dr. Maloof can perform ankle surgery to address:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankle sprains
- Ankle instability
- Other ankle injuries and conditions
According to Dr. Maloof, his mentors at Duke ranked among the best ankle surgeons in the world, and he strives to emulate them in his own practice by being a doctor to his patients first and a surgeon second. In other words, before recommending ankle surgery for a patient, Dr. Maloof thoroughly evaluates the patient’s case, utilizing an almost “engineer-like” approach. In this way, he ensures that he always does what is best for the patient, which often goes beyond addressing an anatomical condition through surgery.
At Tidewater Orthopaedics, Dr. Maloof is supported by an outstanding team of in-house physical therapists, many of whom have advanced training and experience in caring for foot and ankle surgery patients. Working closely with Dr. Maloof, these professionals can perform manual techniques designed to strengthen a patient’s ankle joint, demonstrate exercises designed to improve a patient’s gait, and provide specialized orthotics.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maloof to discuss ankle surgery and other possible treatments, contact Tidewater Orthopaedics – “The Specialist Group” – at 757-827-2480. We see patients at both of our offices, which are conveniently located in Hampton and Williamsburg, VA.