Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Care and Treatment
A Personalized ApproachAs experts in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions, we understand how quickly foot or ankle pain can interfere with your ability to do the things you enjoy. Our orthopedic specialists use a team approach to develop a treatment plan for your foot or ankle condition that draws on the expertise of a wide range of specialists, including from areas like podiatry, radiology, neurology, sports medicine, plastic surgery, rheumatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation. We also offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes acute rehab; sub-acute rehab; home care or outpatient therapy.
Treatment OptionsOur physicians are dedicated to keeping up with the latest developments in research, surgery and clinical medicine and providing you with outstanding, compassionate and personalized care for your foot or ankle condition. Our first choice is always to treat without surgery; if we can treat you effectively without it, we will. When surgery is necessary, it’s performed by foot and ankle surgeons who expertly perform hundreds of foot and ankle surgeries every year using the latest techniques and technologies. Our goal is the same as yours — to restore the function and range of motion in your foot or ankle so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.
Leaders in Advanced Treatments for Sports InjuriesThe board-certified specialists within our Sports Medicine program are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide array of sports injuries, including those to the foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, knee and hip.
Specialized Foot Care at our Centers for Wound Healing
Podiatrists at our Center for Wound Healing specialize in treating chronic, complex and traumatic wounds by using the most effective treatment approaches available today, including the most advanced dressings and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Our multidisciplinary approach to wound healing includes reconstructive plastic surgeons, limb-salvage trained surgical podiatrists, vascular surgeons, infectious disease and internal medicine specialists, endocrinologists, hyperbaric medicine physicians and wound care certified physicians and nurses.
24/7 State-of-the-Art Care for all Orthopedic-Related Traumatic Injuries
Our orthopedic trauma team has extensive experience treating fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries, such as ligament or tendon tears and joint dislocations. Every team member is dedicated to providing you with the most advanced treatment available for your injury.
- Hydrotherapy exercises are an effective way to treat foot and ankle and injuries
- Integrative medicine options, such as massages and acupressure
- Joint injections, when used in combination with rehabilitation therapy, can significantly reduce the need for surgery
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation with advanced certified therapists
- Arthroscopic ankle surgery and ligament repair
- Plantar fasciitis surgery
- Fracture repair
- Achilles tendon repair
- Bunion correction (Hallux Valgus)
- Total ankle replacement surgery
- Posterior tibial tendon repair surgery
“No one wants to break their ankle or go to the hospital. But if anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation, I’d always recommend Dr. Julie Keller and the team at Hackensack University Medical Center. She dropped everything and made me feel like I was the only person in the world who mattered.” -Kori Sheridan Potenzone, Bloomfield, N.J.
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health
Hackensack University Medical Center is nationally ranked in Orthopedics, and several hospitals are named High Performing in orthopedic Procedures and Conditions by U.S. News & World Report in 2023.
Our team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons and clinical staff specialize in the most advanced orthopedic surgeries and treatments available, having received training from some of the top programs in the country.
Our unique brand of collaborative medicine pools the knowledge of surgical and non-surgical specialists together so we can provide you with care and treatment that’s informed by a wide spectrum of expertise.
Our Foot and Ankle Experts
We have numerous foot and ankle experts available throughout New Jersey, including specially trained orthopedic surgeons and more than one hundred podiatrists who specialize in foot care and wound care for patients with diabetes.
Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery & Innovation: Cutting-Edge Research for Orthopedic Care
Researchers at the Center for Discovery & Innovation (CDI) are collaborating with our orthopedic surgeons on innovations in orthopedic care and surgical procedures. One promising area of focus is restorative medicine, such as using stem cells to help manage orthopedic disorders.