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Achilles Tendon

At the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center, we treat Achilles tendon ruptures, tears and other conditions with an integrated approach that uses the skills of our surgeons, physicians, therapists, physiatrists, radiologists and others who are directly involved in your care.

Ankle Replacement

The best way to determine whether total ankle replacement is a good option for you is to see one of our skilled and knowledgeable surgeons in the U-M Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center.

Arthritis of the Ankle

If you have – or suspect you have – ankle arthritis, University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center can provide you with a complete diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan. Experience is crucial in treating ankle arthritis, and we see many patients with complicated foot and ankle conditions.

Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

Bunions (also known as hallux valgus) occur when there is misalignment of the first metatarsal (one of five long bones that run from mid-foot to the toes) in relation to the big toe. The often-noticeable “bump” is not new bone or overgrowth of bone but actually the metatarsal itself. Genetics play a role in the development of bunions; however, footwear that is too tight is often to blame. Bunions affect women more than men.

Flatfoot - Adult-Acquired

Flatfoot or collapsed arch is also known as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. This condition is different than having flat feet since birth (known as congenital flatfoot), although sometimes these patients develop similar symptoms and require similar treatments.

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis (pronounced fash-she-EYE-tis) occurs when this ligament gets irritated and inflamed. It is the most common cause of heel pain, affecting more than 2 million people every year.