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An arthroplasty is used to straighten misshapen toes.

How Arthroplasty is Used to Straighten Misshapen Toes

The struggle with misshapen toes is real, and it’s about so much more than appearances. An arthroplasty is used to straighten misshapen toes and restore proper function, which can alleviate discomfort.

Toes that are overlapping, curled, or angled may cause pain and may even make walking difficult. If you can’t walk the way you should, you’ll experience a domino effect of pain in your ankles, knees, hips, and back.

Misshapen toes frequently go numb as well, and they can be both a cause and effect of arthritis pain.

Arthroplasty Defined

Arthroplasty is one of the most common podiatric surgeries. In this procedure, the podiatrist removes a tiny piece of the bone from your misshapen joint, making your toe straight by removing the buckling effect.

In some cases, an artificial joint may be used to replace the joint.

An arthroplasty can be performed on most joints in the body, and it’s especially beneficial for podiatric surgeries.

The surgery is typically recommended only when other remedies – such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications for arthritic toes – are not successful.

Straightening Misshapen Toes with Arthroplasty at UnaSource

Among other podiatric treatments, an arthroplasty is used to straighten misshapen toes in order to alleviate joint pain.

Among other podiatric treatments, an arthroplasty is used to straighten misshapen toes in order to alleviate joint pain.

At UnaSource Surgery Center, minimally invasive arthroplasty is used to straighten misshapen toes, among other treatment possibilities.

UnaSource prides itself on providing a warm, welcoming environment for podiatry patients and their families. Such an environment is conducive to improved communications between patients and physicians, helping to make patients feel more secure and comfortable with the overall experience.

As a result of our efficient and high-quality surgical standards, simple parking, and easy check-in and check-out, patients are delighted to find themselves back home the same day.

We will also keep you informed every step of the way before and on the day of your procedure. You will receive detailed post-surgical recovery instructions, and a member of our team will call to see how you are feeling the day after your podiatric surgery.

Our physicians come from prestigious medical programs here in Michigan and throughout the country. They have decades of experience performing podiatric surgeries such as arthroplasties, so you can rest assured that your feet are in good hands.

UnaSource Surgery Center physicians who focus on foot and ankle conditions include:

Dr. Zachary Vaupel is an orthopedic surgeon at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy, Michigan.

Orthopedic Surgeon Zachary Vaupel

Dr. Vaupel specializes in orthopedics of the foot and ankle. In addition to performing surgeries here at UnaSource, he practices at Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons in Royal Oak. He obtained his medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Orthopedic Surgeon Sean Matuszak

Dr. Matuszak specializes in orthopedics of the foot and ankle and is among the orthopedic surgeons who perform procedures here at UnaSource Surgery Center.  A graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, he practices at Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons in Royal Oak. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Tad Sprunger is a podiatrist at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy, Michigan.

Podiatrist Tad Sprunger

Dr. Sprunger is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital in Troy and Royal Oak. In addition to performing surgeries at USC, he practices at Troy Foot & Ankle in Troy, MI. He obtained his medical degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Illinois. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Dr. Indira Muharemovic is a podiatrist at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy, Michigan.

Podiatrist Indira Muharemovic

In addition to performing surgical procedures at USC, Dr. Muharemovic practices at Troy Foot & Ankle in Troy, MI.  She is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Troy and obtained her medical degree from Chicago Medical School – Rosalind Franklin University.

Dr. Ryan Ohlgart is a podiatrist at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy, Michigan.

Podiatrist Ryan Ohlgart

In addition to performing surgeries here at UnaSource, Dr. Ohlgart is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Troy and practices at Troy Foot & Ankle in Troy, MI. He earned his medical degree at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. He is certified by the American Board of Foot Surgery and the American Board of Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Paul Fortin is an orthopedic surgeon at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy, Michigan.

Orthopedic Surgeon Paul Fortin

Dr. Fortin’s interests include disorders of the foot and ankle. In addition to performing surgeries here at UnaSource Surgery Center, he practices at Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons in Royal Oak. He obtained his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Allan Grant is an orthopedic surgeon at UnaSource Surgery Center in Troy, Michigan.

Orthopedic Surgeon Allan Grant

Dr. Grant is a foot and ankle specialist who practices at Michigan Orthopaedic Surgeons and performs surgeries here at USC. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, he has nearly 40 years of experience. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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