Foot and Ankle Surgeons Serving Patients From Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News & Surrounding VA Areas
The board-certified (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery), fellowship-trained (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) foot and ankle surgeons at Tidewater Orthopaedics specialize in treating foot and ankle conditions for patients from Hampton, Williamsburg, and Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Paul Maloof and Dr. Nicholas Sablan are skilled in the most advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment available, including the latest breakthroughs in medications, braces, and orthotics, and they always strive to use the most conservative approach possible. However, if surgery is necessary, these talented foot and ankle specialists perform minimally invasive procedures that can reduce a patient’s hospital stay and recovery time.
Even for relatively minor foot and ankle conditions that do not require surgery, it always advisable to consult with a foot and ankle specialist like Dr. Maloof or Dr. Sablan in Hampton Roads. That’s because the foot and ankle structure is very complex, consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are fully articulated), and more than 100 tendons and ligaments. These highly specialized components must work together seamlessly to provide the body with a unique combination of stability and flexibility. As a result, many problems can potentially arise, particularly in active individuals.
As highly specialized orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Maloof and Dr. Sablan treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, including:
- Ankle instability
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bone spurs
- And more
For foot and ankle conditions, physical therapy is usually an integral part of treatment – whether or not a patient has had surgery. At Tidewater Orthopaedics, our foot and ankle specialists work closely with an outstanding team of in-house physical therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our objective is to restore function and reduce discomfort to the fullest extent possible.
Dr. Maloof and Dr. Sablan are also very involved in research, especially in the area of sports medicine. Due to recent advances in surgical techniques, prosthesis design, and rehabilitation methods, conditions that were once considered debilitating can now be effectively treated.
The foot and ankle surgeons at Tidewater Orthopaedics see patients at our Hampton and Williamsburg, VA, locations. They also are affiliated with CarePlex Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center, Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, and Mary Immaculate Hospital. For more information or to make an appointment, call 727-827-2480.