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Trauma And Fracture

Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic -  - Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic

Foot and Ankle Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in San Jose, CA

Trauma and fracture care require a specialized approach. At Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic, you can rely on Jack Guan, DPM, for the most specialized podiatric trauma and fracture care in the San Jose, California, area. If you have a foot or ankle injury, call the office or click the online appointment scheduler to get expert specialized care.

Trauma and Fracture Q&A

What is trauma and fracture care?

Trauma and fracture care refer to specialized medical care for tissue trauma and bone fractures. At Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic, Dr. Guan focuses on traumatic injuries involving the feet and ankles.

Trauma is a large category that includes not only bone fractures but also tissue damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and other parts of the feet and ankles. 

What are the signs that I need trauma and fracture care? 

In general, foot and ankle trauma of any type causes immediate symptoms, such as:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Visible deformity

All of these symptoms require attention promptly. Trying to use your foot or ankle after a traumatic injury carries a very high risk of further damage, so it’s important to get off the injured foot immediately before calling Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic for help.

How does trauma and fracture diagnosis work?

Dr. Guan performs an evaluation, carefully checking your foot and ankle for damage and motion problems. He may use imaging like X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, or MRI scans to find the fracture, tear, or other type of damage that’s causing your symptoms. 

How is foot and ankle trauma treated?

At Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic, Dr. Guan determines the optimal treatment based on the injury’s severity, how widespread the damage is, your general health, the risk of reinjury, and other relevant factors. 

He may administer either nonoperative or surgical care for foot and ankle trauma. In certain cases, less severe fractures or tissue damage may respond to nonsurgical treatments such as rest, immobilization with a splint or brace, and healing modalities like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

But if you have severe foot or ankle trauma, you may need surgery. Dr. Guan is a reconstructive expert who uses the most advanced techniques to repair your foot and ankle through minimally invasive surgery such as ankle arthroscopy. 

Physical therapy is part of the recovery after all traumatic injuries. With physical therapy, you’ll gradually strengthen the foot and ankle while maintaining flexibility and function. 

If you have a foot or ankle fracture or any other traumatic injury, don’t hesitate to call Bay Area Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic or click the online scheduling link.