Foot & Ankle
Dr. Amy Jo Ptaszek gives an overview on how the foot & ankle team works with patients to establish a personalized care plan.
NorthShore’s orthopaedic foot and ankle team includes fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons who have undergone rigorous, specialized education focused on complex conditions and advanced treatment options.
Our collaborative team of specialists works together to provide responsive, compassionate and sophisticated care for patients dealing with foot and ankle injuries and debilitating conditions. We treat a wide spectrum of conditions from sports related injuries/prevention to arthritis of the foot and ankle. The team’s combined experience and expertise benefits patients looking to return to normal activities and active lifestyles.
NorthShore specialists employ a conservative approach, considering non-surgical options whenever appropriate and taking advantage of the latest techniques and technology for treatment of the full array of foot and ankle related injuries and diseases.
Experts in the unique challenges associated with the foot and its 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, NorthShore’s specialists are able to detect the early stages of illnesses that may point to more serious problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Ptaszek understands how important this is for a person who wants to play like I do. She’s very experienced. She understood the urgency. It was an easy decision to make. ~Megan Fasanella, NorthShore Patient and Basketball Player
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Active in research and education, our foot and ankle specialists hold academic appointments at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
Our specialists treat the full range of foot and ankle conditions including:
A comprehensive array of treatment options include: