Foot or ankle surgery may seem scary, but you can rest assured knowing that orthopedic surgeon Lanny Rudner, MD, has extensive training in the most advanced state-of-the-art techniques. Dr. Rudner offers minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures at Silicon Beach Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Specialists in Beverly Hills, California. If you’re in the greater Los Angeles area and looking for a skilled foot and ankle surgeon who remains your primary point of contact from initial consultation to postoperative care, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Your feet and ankles include 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles. With the repetitive use of walking, running, and other daily activities, it’s no wonder that most people experience some type of foot or ankle injury in their lifetime.
Any time you notice signs such as pain, stiffness, or swelling in your foot or ankle, Dr. Rudner can help. Other common symptoms of foot and ankle problems include:
These symptoms may be due to an underlying injury or medical problem, such as arthritis. Without treatment, many foot and ankle problems only get worse.
Dr. Rudner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in any ailment that affects the foot and ankle. He uses the most advanced techniques to diagnose and treat many conditions, such as:
Although Dr. Rudner is a highly trained surgeon, his treatment focuses on avoiding surgery whenever possible. He always recommends the most conservative therapy possible to treat your particular condition.
For conditions that are severe or don’t improve with treatment, Dr. Rudner may recommend surgery. He has specialized training in minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures to ensure an optimal outcome.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a thin instrument with a camera on the end (arthroscope). During surgery, Dr. Rudner makes a very small incision, about the size of a buttonhole, and inserts the arthroscope.
The camera projects images of the inside of your foot or ankle onto a screen so he can view the joint without making a large incision. Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery offers several advantages over open surgery, including:
Not everyone is a good candidate for arthroscopic procedures, but Dr. Rudner always employs the least invasive methods possible. To learn more, call Silicon Beach Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Specialists or book your consultation online today.