Foot and ankle trauma and fractures benefit from meticulous care
Our Cypress orthopedic surgeon sees many cases of foot and ankle trauma and fractures. These injuries range from mild sprains to complicated bone fractures. Stacy A. Bacon MD is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery. Her years of experience and training make her especially qualified to help patients who suffer from traumatic injuries of the foot, ankle or lower leg.
Several types of foot and ankle trauma and fractures
Accidents happen to people of every age. People fall, get in car accidents and suffer from foot and ankle sports injuries. Foot and ankle trauma and fractures can cause mild to severe pain, bruising, swelling and inflammation. They can lead to limping or the complete inability to walk and bear weight on the affected leg. Our Cypress orthopedic surgeon has the knowledge to diagnose and treat foot, ankle and lower leg injuries.
- Bruises and contusions
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Sprains and fractures
- Pulled or ruptured muscles
- Dislocated bones
- Crushing injuries
What to expect when you have a traumatic injury or a broken bone
When patients have injuries that do not require emergency medical attention, they see Dr. Bacon in our office. Patients who have had emergency medical care for foot and ankle trauma and fractures often see us for follow-up medical care and treatment.
The caring staff takes a detailed medical history and Dr. Bacon performs a physical examination. After the examination, our Cypress orthopedic surgeon may recommend diagnostic tests such as an x-ray or an MRI.
Treatments vary, depending on the type and severity of the injury.
- RICE—rest, ice, compression and elevation
- Physical therapy
- Bracing or splints
- A cast or a walking boot
Dr. Bacon is highly trained and qualified to perform complex surgery
Severe foot and ankle trauma and fractures may require surgery.
- Complex ankle fractures or breaks in the foot
- Breaking both bones in the lower leg, the tibia and the fibula
- Sprains involving complete ligament tears
- Unstable fractures
- Compound fractures where the bone breaks through the skin
- Crushing injuries
Our Cypress orthopedic surgeon employs both minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopy, and open surgical techniques to treat foot and ankle trauma and fractures. Surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis or may require a short hospital stay.
Our compassionate and skilled staff helps patients recover
Patients who suffer from a simple sprain, a broken ankle or other traumatic injury can rely on Dr. Bacon’s helpful support staff as they recover and regain the use of the foot, ankle or lower leg. From our nurse practitioner to our physical therapists, everyone on staff is dedicated to caring for orthopedic patients.
Foot and ankle trauma and fractures can be scary and painful, but patients who see our Cypress orthopedic surgeon can rest assured they are in skilled and caring hands. Contact us today for an appointment with Dr. Bacon.
- Ankle fractures
- LisFranc fractures
- 5th Metatarsal fractures
- Stress fracture