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Midland Drive Podiatrist | Midland Drive Specialty | MI | Midland Family Footcare |

Midland Family Footcare
Lawrence Sternberg, DPM 
2924 Manor Drive, Midland, MI
(989) 631-0200
Email: mffc2924@ameritech.net

 

 
Specialty
 

Dr. Sternberg specializes in ankle ligament repairs and arthroscopy of the ankle.  Ligamentous repairs involve stabilizing a weak ankle after chronic ankle sprains.  Athroscopy involves using a camera that is inserted inside the ankle joint to diagnose joint conditions.

 
Midland Drive Podiatrist | Midland Drive Specialty | MI | Midland Family Footcare |

 

 

ANKLE ARTHROSCOPY

Arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure performed using a small camera placed inside the ankle joint.  Various instruments can be placed inside the joint while observed by the camera.  Loose pieces of cartilage, defects, bone chips, inflammed joints linings, etc.. can all be addressed  through 2-3 small incisions.

Symptoms:

* Ankle joint that locks and then releases

* Chronic ankle swelling and pain

* Clicking and grinding inside the ankle joint

 

Recovery:

* Non-weight bearing 5 days

* Walking cast 2 weeks

* Full recovery 3-6 weeks

Midland Drive Podiatrist | Midland Drive Specialty | MI | Midland Family Footcare |

Ligament Repair

Ligament repair (Ankle stabilization) is performed on patients who continually spain their ankle.  After numerous sprains, the ligaments become weakened and cannot support the normal body weight.

Surgery consists of reattaching the torn ligaments and then reinforcing the ligaments using the covering of the bone and synthetic ligament graft.  The idea is to recreate strong ligaments in place of the weakened ones.

 

Symptoms:

* Chronic sprains

* Chronic pain and swelling to the outside of the ankle

 

Recovery:

* Non-weight bearing cast 2 weeks

* Weight bearing cast 3-4 weeks

* Full recovery 8-12 weeks

 
 
Midland Drive Podiatrist Midland Family Footcare is a poidiatry office providing Specialty, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Midland Drive, MI. We also do Conditions, Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Planter Warts, Planter Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 48640 area and surrounding areas in Midland Drive