A Step in the Right Direction.
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
PMC offers comprehensive surgical care of all conditions of the foot and ankle in a relaxed convenient setting. Our Podiatrists who utilize PMC for your next procedure are here to help relieve your foot & ankle problems using the most up-to-date, effective, and pain-free methods available.
Podiatry Services-Foot and Ankle Related Pain or Injuries
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Ankle Fractures and Sprains
Diabetic Complications & Amputation Prevention
Diabetic Foot Wear
Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Joint Pain and Swelling
Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
Peroneal Tendon Injuries
Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot and Turf Toe
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Tingly or Burning Feet
The STAR Ankle Prosthesis
Dr. Fred Preuss is one of the few podiatric surgeons trained to perform total ankle replacement. The STAR Ankle Prosthesis offers a high level of patient satisfaction. It is intended to preserve range of motion while ankle fusion is intended to prevent ankle motion.
Ankle replacement is an option if medications and braces do not relieve the pain of arthritis. STAR stands for “Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement.” A well known surgeon in Scandinavia designed the device. “Total” means that your entire ankle joint will be replaced. The purpose of total ankle replacement is to help relieve the pain in your ankle, while still allowing you to move your ankle.
The STAR Ankle System is made up of three parts and the materials have been used in artificial knees and hips for many years. They have shown to be extremely well accepted by the body.