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.
RATED BEST DALLAS PODIATRIST FOR YOUR FOOT & ANKLE CARE NEEDS
"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H.
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B.
"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 care."- Joseph B.
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W.
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podiatrists, foot doctors and foot specialists provide 5-star-rated foot care in Dallas TX, Plano TX, Frisco TX, McKinney TX,
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