There are many ways a foot or ankle fracture can happen. You can trip, fall from a height, or get injured during a sports game, and that’s just to name a few! With the state-of-the art treatment available at our podiatric office, Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt are very successful in bringing full healing to their patients with fractures
There are cases though when a broken bone fails to heal and this is when we call the condition a “nonunion.” Proper stability and blood supply are both needed for the healing of a fracture, and a nonunion can occur when these two factors are lacking.
There are several factors that may put you at risk for a nonunion if you have sustained a fracture:
If you have a fracture that is not healing, Drs. Brook and Northcutt will evaluate the cause and form a treatment plan for healing. Delayed healing of a fracture is not uncommon and there are several ways to treat this problem. One specific method that has proven successful with many patients is the use of our extracorporeal shockwave treatment, or EPAT.
EPAT is a therapy that targets shock waves to areas that are injured and experiencing pain. It is non-invasive, has minimal risks and many patients with nonunions are experiencing complete bone healing.
Contact us today if you fear a fracture may not be healing properly or have any concerns about your foot and ankle health. Call us at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, TX or (972) 943-3323 in Plano, TX.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.