Legs, Ankles, and Feet
The legs, ankles, and feet are made up of many bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments – the foot alone contains 28 bones and over 30 joints. The ankle has 14 bones, the lower leg has two main bones, the thicker tibia bone and the thinner fibula.
Above the knee is the longest bone in the body, the femur bone. Pain in either the leg, ankle, or foot can be caused by the types of the conditions listed below. Trauma from accidents or sports injuries represents a large proportion of the cases we treat.
- Broken Leg
- Diabetic Foot
- Foot Deformity
- Sports Injuries
- Sprained Ankle
Clubfoot Program (Lebanon)
Providers follow the Ponsetti® method of treatment that includes a series of weekly castings for the infant, following by bracing. Surgical treatment is also sometimes required.
High Risk Foot Clinic (Lebanon)
The High Risk Foot Clinic is a multi-specialty clinic devoted to the care of patients who may be at risk of foot problems due to diabetes, various neurological problems, or other conditions. Orthopaedic services are provided by Drs. Paul Hecht and Franklin Lynch
A team of specialists and physical therapists that specialize in treating adults and children with any sports-related injuries and chronic conditions. Treatment is based on evidence-based care to get you back to your passion in as little time as possible.
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