Three out of every four adults experience some kind of foot ailment during their lifetime. Excessive weight gain, poor shoe choices, and medical conditions like diabetes or vascular disease can all contribute to foot and ankle difficulties. Some issues, such as non-healing wounds, can even lead to life-threatening conditions when ignored or untreated.
UPMC Orthopaedic Care at UPMC Mercy offers advanced, specialized foot and ankle care to diagnose and treat even the most challenging conditions, including chronic conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease, and serious injuries and deformities.
For more information about foot and ankle care at UPMC Mercy, please call 1-866-987-6784.
If you are a physician and would like to refer a patient, please call UPMC’s 24-hour physician referral service at 1-800-544-2500.
Why UPMC Mercy for Lower Extremity Care?
Our team includes podiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, and diabetes educators. A nurse coordinator helps minimize your wait time and ensure that you see the right specialist from the beginning. We use state-of-the art tools, including advanced ultrasound, hand-held Doppler units, real time digitized imaging, and microcirculation oxygen monitoring.
Conveniently located at UPMC Mercy, our program features nearby parking and comfortable waiting rooms.
Conditions We Treat
- Adult club foot
- Arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone fractures in the lower legs
- Claw toes – all toes bend upward where they meet the foot and downward at the joint
- Deformities – Charcot and Cavovarus
- Flat foot – the arch is flat and the entire sole touches the ground
- Hammertoe – a toe bends upward where it meets the foot, and downward at the joint
- Nail injuries or infections
- Non-healing wounds
- Osteochondritis dessecans of the talus – an ankle condition resulting from loose cartilage
- Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of muscle-protecting tissues in the side of the foot
- Skin ulcers
- Tendonopathy – disease or dysfunction of the tendon
We also can correct:
- Length inequality in the lower legs
- Nonunion – the failure of a broken bone to heal
- Malunion – a crooked limb resulting from the faulty healing of a broken bone
Wound Care and Limb and Functional Preservation
As part of our foot and ankle program, UPMC Mercy also specializes in comprehensive wound care services, and limb preservation for patients with limb-threating conditions, such as cancer, diabetic foot infections, and peripheral arterial disease, and deformities. Learn more.
Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
UPMC Mercy Health Center
1515 Locust St., Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA 15219