Rheumatoid Hindfoot Deformity and Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis of the hindfoot results in painful loss of cartilage and usually deformity of the joints. If caught early bracing and orthotic therapy can be used to delay the arthritis process and limit progression of deformity.

If severe arthritis is noted, fusion of the arthritis joints eliminated pain and resolves a majority of the deformity. Although the procedures are quite difficult due to the softness of the bone, Dr. Wilkes has extensive experience in the treatment of these difficult and debilitating problems.