Dr. Mogul offers full out of network insurance benefits: (we will contact your insurance company and submit your foot fractures claim for you). Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of their foot fracture surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.
* Emergency same day appointments are available.
“Dr. Mogul is THE MAN if you have a foot issue. The staff: super nice and professional, submit to insurance for you. Environment: clean and new and high-tech! I took my son to Dr. Mogul to properly attend to his foot fracture. He is a high school athlete. The whole procedure was fast and the pain was never there. My son who is very picky had an absolutely positive experience and he is back punting again. Thank you Dr. Mogul for giving my son his high school career back. I would recommend this place to anyone with a foot fracture or any foot issue.”
A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (crosswise, lengthwise, in multiple pieces).
The most common causes of most foot fractures are:
- Trauma: A fall, a motor vehicle accident, or a tackle during a football game can all result in fractures.
- Osteoporosis: This disorder weakens bones and makes them more likely to break.
- Overuse: Repetitive motion can tire muscles and place more force on bone. This can result in stress fractures. Stress fractures are more common in athletes (sports injuries).
Many fractures are very painful and may prevent you from moving the injured area. Other common symptoms include:
- Swelling and tenderness around the injury.
- Deformity — a limb may look “out of place” or a part of the bone may puncture through the skin.
Common types of fractures include:
- Stable fracture: The broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
- Open, compound fracture: The skin may be pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin at the time of the fracture. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound.
- Transverse fracture: This type of fracture has a horizontal fracture line.
- Oblique fracture: This type of fracture has an angled pattern.
- Comminuted fracture: In this type of fracture, the bone shatters into three or more pieces.
Fractures in the bones of the foot and ankle cause a variety of symptoms and require different treatments depending on the location and severity of the break as well as the patient’s overall health.
- Digits (toes/phalanges) and metatarsals (long bones of the forefoot):There are many different kinds of fractures that can happen to the bones of the forefoot and toes. They are painful but often heal without the need for surgery. The metatarsals are prone to stress fractures, or cracks in the bone. These are usually related to a recent increase or change in activity. The fifth metatarsal below the small toe may fracture if it is landed on badly or if the ligament of a twisted ankle pulls off a piece of the bone. Symptoms of a toe or metatarsal fracture include pain that gets worse when walking; swelling; and sometimes bruising.
- Lisfranc joint (midfoot): Often caused by dropping something heavy on the top of the foot or by falling after catching the foot in a hole. Symptoms are similar to a sprain and include swelling and pain at the top of the foot; bruising; possible inability to bear weight; and pain when moving the foot while the ankle is held steady. If you think you have a sprain and it does not improve with rest and ice after one to two days, you may have a Lisfranc joint fracture and should see the NYC foot surgeon to prevent further injury.
- Calcaneus (heel):Usually the result of an automobile accident or fall from a great height. Symptoms include pain on the outside of the ankle or under the heel; inability to bear weight; swelling and stiffness. May be accompanied by back or knee injury due to the amount of force required to break the heel bone.
Contact Dr. Mogul today to schedule a consultation regarding foot fracture surgery.