100 S. Cooper St. 49201
1325 N. Main St. 49221
4335 Jackson Rd 48103
External fixation devices are a marvel of medical advancement which provides a unique way of addressing lower extremity deformity.
The construct includes rings, pins and half pins which are applied to the limb percutaneously to provide fixation. Indications include trauma, charcot deformity, limb length discrepancy, limb deformities, infections and muscle flaps. The device can be designed for patients to be weight bearing if required.
Muscle flaps are often done on patients with limb deformities and infections. These frames are applied after the surgery to provide absolute stability to the surgical site. Attached are a few examples.
This device is mainly used from talar dome lesion surgery. Many times the device is used in conjunction with internal fixation to provide a ‘super-construct’ which provides excellent stability to the limb. Pilon fractures, comminuted ankle fractures often require application of ‘delta frames’ to provide stability to the limb due to poor soft tissue associated with these injuries which make internal fixation impossible.
Circular static frames and spatial frames are utilized for patients with complex deformity. The spatial frames can provide three dimensional stability and correction. These are often used when deformity correction is done in stages.
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Our doctor, specialize in Trauma/Injury/Fractures, Diabetic Foot Care, Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery, Pediatric Foot Care, Wound Care,, Arthritic Foot & Ankle, Custom Orthotics, Geriatric Foot Care, Ingrown Nails, Fall Prevention, Hammertoes, Sports Medicine, Bunions, Fungal Nails, Foot & Ankle Pain, and Flatfoot.
Dr. Martins has been trained in both Canada and the United States, mastering the art of foot and ankle surgery.
Podiatry services are covered by most insurance plans. We understand the process of submitting your claim and have the expertise to ensure rapid submission of your claim. For most patients, the experience of having their medical treatments paid for by the insurance company is an effortless and smooth process.
We also take Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Discover, Check and Cash. All Service and Products HSA or Flex spending accounts can be used. Receipt will be provided. We do not accept Medicaid as a secondary to PPO/ HMO or any combined medicare plans.
For our patient’s convenience, we offer our service for Talar dome lesion surgery in Adrian, MI, Talar dome lesion surgery in Ann Arbor, MI, and Talar dome lesion surgery in Jackson, MI locations. We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.