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The human foot is a very complex structure with 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments and muscles working together to achieve a unique combination of stability and flexibility. Problems can arise in any of these specialized structures, especially with active adults.

The Foot and Ankle Service is a busy and integral part of the orthopaedic services at UNC. We are committed to excellence in treating patients surgically and non-surgically treatment for injuries and conditions of the ankle and foot. Examples of the services we provide are as follows:

  • Total ankle arthroplasty and treatment of degenerative joint problems
  • Deformity correction
  • Minimally invasive and open fracture fixation
  • Arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery of the ankle and foot
  • Current approaches to soft tissue problems
  • Limb salvage including the use of hybrid, circular and spatial frame constructs for deformity correction