Here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Inc., you’ll find all of the services you need to keep your feet healthy and pain-free. Whether you’re in for just a check-up or preparing for surgery, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that our doctors and staff will provide you with the expert foot care you deserve.
There are many risk factors associated with diabetes that increase your chances of developing serious foot problems, so proper care of your feet should be a top priority for people with this disease. Our doctors specialize in the care and treatment of diabetes-related foot problems, including infection and peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. We can also fit you with custom shoes and provide nutritional guidance to assist you in maintaining a healthy weight. With our help, you can manage your diabetes and any foot problems that may arise because of it.
Limb Salvage Surgery
For more serious situations, diabetes patients may face amputation. Dr. Raymond A. DiPretoro, Jr. specializes in an alternative called limb salvage surgery. This procedure preserves the limb by removing only the bone and tissue that is damaged. Metal rods and bone grafts are used to replace it, and in time they will grow to be a part of the remaining bone. With rehabilitation, function of the limb is restored.
Additional Surgical Procedures
With the latest technology and our experienced doctors and staff, we are equipped to provide surgical procedures for Achilles, ankle, bunion, arthritis, and ingrown toenail issues. Cyst removal, and arthroscopy are also available if needed.
Dr. Raymond A DiPretoro Jr. specializes in wound care and is actively involved at the Christiana Care Wound Center. As past Chief of Podiatric Surgery, his expertise in this area is an invaluable asset to the Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Inc. If you have wound that is in need of care, you can feel confident that you will receive the highest quality care available.
Treatment for Sports Injuries
Maybe you’ve twisted your ankle, or you are having problems with your Achilles when you walk. Are you a runner with shin splints or experiencing heal pain? Active people often end up with injuries like these, but not to worry. The doctors at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Inc. can not only diagnose and treat these injuries, but also show you ways in which you can prevent them from happening again. They can also prescribe orthotics, which are custom inserts for your shoes, and even offer therapy so you can make a full recovery fast.
Remember, left untreated, many foot and ankle injuries can worsen and develop into long-term problems, so it is important to see a podiatrist as soon as possible in order to get the healing process started and get you back in the game.
Examples of common injuries include: ankle sprains, fractures, breaks, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and Achilles tendonitis.
Assistance with Foot Structural Problems
Some foot issues you are born with, and some develop over time. We provide services to alleviate your pain and help you live your daily life with as much comfort as possible. Common treatments include medications, supportive materials like cushions, tape and braces, physical therapy, and custom orthotic shoe inserts.
We can help with such problems as hammertoes, mallet toes, and claw toe; Bunions, corns, and calluses; Clubfoot, dysplasia, flat feet, and more. Whether you need prescription shoes or surgery, our goal is to do whatever we can to help you live healthy and pain-free.
General Foot Care
Of course we offer care for common ailments as well, including blisters, athlete’s foot, and warts. Additionally, we offer state-of-the-art laser treatment to get rid of toenail fungus. Care is also provided for arthritic and instability problems, crush injuries, neuromas, Metatarsalgia and Congentital deformities. From minor problems, to more serious complications, we’ve got you covered!
So if pain is slowing you down, or you have questions concerning your feet, you can look to us for expert foot care no matter what the problem! Make an appointment today with Dr. Raymond A. DiPretoro Jr. by calling 302-623-4250 or stop by any one of his Delaware locations in Wilmington, Newark and Glasgow.