Commonly Treated Conditions
- Reconstruction of arthritic joints and deformities
- Tendon/ligament injuries
- Sports injuries
- Trauma, including simple or complex fractures of the ankle and foot
- Congenital deformities
- Flat foot deformity
- Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
- Interdigital neuromas
- Neuromuscular deformities including foot drop or deformities caused by nerve or muscle imbalance
- Overuse injuries
Our surgeons are national and international leaders in foot and ankle surgery, and serve in leadership roles in many organizations, including the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS). Patients benefit from a dedicated care team, including certified nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and certified pedorthists and orthotists. Our certified nurse practitioners have done extensive one-on-one training with our foot and ankle surgeons, and are able to diagnose and treat non-operative foot and ankle related conditions. Pedorthists and orthotists make custom foot orthotics and braces for patients for comfort and support of the foot and ankle.
We diagnose and treat all foot and ankle problems, including sports-related injuries and deformity correction. We train the next generation of foot and ankle surgeons and use evidence-based medicine to determine the most appropriate treatment options and procedures, using conservative treatment and advanced surgical techniques when necessary.
Innovative techniques include:
- Shockwave therapy for chronic heel pain
- Minimal incision surgical treatment to repair acute Achilles tendon ruptures as well as calcaneus
- Surgical treatment for osteoarthritis of the great toe (without fusion)
- Total ankle joint replacement for ankle arthritis
- Tendon transfer procedures for correction of foot drop
We offer comprehensive services through outpatient or inpatient (hospital-based) care or at several locations across the St. Louis area in the most appropriate setting for each patient. Rehabilitation services are readily available in both inpatient and outpatient settings and focus on pain relief, mobility and improved function.
Research & Clinical Trials
For information on current clinical trials related to orthopedics, or to make an appointment with a specialist with Washington University Orthopedics, please call (314) 514-3500 or toll free (866) 867-3627.
Meet Our Team
Jeffrey Johnson, MD
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Foot and Ankle Service
Director, Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program
Sandra Klein, MD
Director of Resident Education
Jeremy McCormick, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Michele Mueller, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Stacey Scrogin, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gordon Philpott - Ankle Replacement, Tendon Transfer, Foot Correction
When fly-fishing is your lifelong passion, you let nothing hold you back – not even complex total ankle replacement surgery. Dr. Gordon Philpott underwent surgery at age 76, and less than a year later he was back to fly-fishing on the Big Horn River in Montana. “It was wonderful to be back in the water… I’m thinking of new places to fish all of the time.”
Read Gordon's Story
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