Foot and Ankle
Dr. Prisk is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty training and over 10 years of experience in treating complex conditions of the Foot and Ankle both surgically and non-surgically. This includes but not limited to:
- Bunions and Complications of Bunion Surgery Hammertoes
- Clawtoes, and Complex Deformity
- Ankle Fractures and Acute Injuries
- Ankle Instability and Ligament Reconstruction
- Ankle Arthroscopy and Cartilage Surgery
- Ankle Treatments
- Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Achilles Tendon Problems
- Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
- Flatfoot and Cavus Foot Reconstruction
- Tendon Disorders of the Foot and Ankle
A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is bony prominence at the base of the big toe, which often results in pain, redness and rubbing in footwear. The 1st metatarsal bone abnormally angles outward towards the other foot from its joint in the midfoot. A bunion can change the shape of your foot, make it difficult for you to find shoes that fit correctly and worsen the symptoms if left untreated.
Foot and Ankle
Flatfoot reconstruction is a surgery performed to correct the structures of the foot and restore the natural functionality of the foot that has been lost due to injury or illness. The primary objectives of flat foot reconstruction are reduction of pain and restoration of function and appearance. This can greatly benefit patients’ medical and aesthetic needs. The surgery to be performed depends on several factors such as the age of the individual, severity and duration of the symptoms.
Dr. Prisk is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is training in evaluating musculoskeletal conditions throughout the entire body. He offers evaluation of any joint, bone, tendon, ligament, or muscular pain or injury. Although he does not operate on all parts of the body, he can assess your need for conservative or operative care of any extremity or level of the spine. Having been an academic clinician at both major Pittsburgh health systems he can offer direct referrals to the best surgeons for your condition as needed.