Podiatry

Yale New Haven Hospital offers a wide range of podiatry services provided by foot and ankle specialists. In addition to general foot care, our medically and surgically trained podiatrists provide specialized clinical services related to diabetes, fractures, deformities and biomechanics.

Podiatric Surgery Specialists

While we strive to offer the latest in non-surgical care for our patients, we recognize that surgery may sometimes be the best option.  The team at Yale New Haven Hospital includes highly-trained and experienced podiatric surgeons.  Using advanced diagnostic and surgical technology, they specialize in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and focus on relieving pain using the latest evidenced-based treatments to provide the best medical care. 

Our physicians perform outpatient services at their office locations. Yale New Haven Hospital offers inpatient treatment at our York Street and Saint Raphael campuses.  Our expert podiatrists are members of the "on-call" team for inpatient and Emergency Department foot and ankle complaints. They also offer consultation for hospitalized patients, including second opinions.

Treatments

Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery 

  • Ankle instability and impingement
  • Hammertoes and bunions 
  • Toe movement disorders (hallux limitus and rigidus)
  • Foot deformity (such as Metatarsus Adductus -- foot turns inward, “pigeon-toed”)
  • Flat foot (low arch) and high arch foot 
  • Bone weakness/neuropathy reconstruction (Charcot foot)
  • Foot and ankle tendon ruptures and misalignments
  • Bone spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis and impaired ankle flexibility (equinus)
  • Degenerative joint disease and traumatic arthritis 

Trauma surgery of the foot and ankle

  • Ankle fractures and dislocations
  • Forefoot and rearfoot fractures
  • Achilles tendon ruptures

Non-reconstructive foot and ankle surgery

  • Cyst and soft tissue excision
  • Surgical removal of a swollen nerve (neuroma excision)
  • Contracture release or repair

Diabetes and Vascular Conditions

Podiatrists at Yale New Haven collaborate with a patient’s medical team to provide “At-Risk” foot care for conditions related to diabetes and vascular disease.  Services include: 

  • Routine care for patients with diabetes or peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Foot wound care
  • Diabetic ulcer care
  • Care of severe infections and bone infection (osteomyelitis) 
  • Bone weakness/neuropathy reconstruction (Charcot foot) 
  • Critical limb ischemia (obstruction of arteries reducing blood flow to extremities) 

Comprehensive Foot Care 

We offer expert diagnosis and effective non-surgical treatments for a range of conditions, such as: 

  • Generalized foot complaints
  • Heel pain/heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis (inflammation/pain along the bottom of the foot)
  • Foot and ankle tendonitis 
  • Flat feet/high arches
  • In toeing/out toeing
  • Sprains and strains of the foot and ankle
  • Club foot
  • Foot deformity (when the foot turns inward, “pigeon-toed”)
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome (foot nerve pain)
  • Ingrown nails  (nail surgery when necessary)
  • Foot warts
  • Skin lesion biopsy and /or excision