Foot Surgery Specialist

Dr. S. Brent Brotzman, of Brotzman Sports Medicine, offers a variety of foot surgery procedures for residents of Austin, Texas.

S. Brent Brotzman, MD

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Austin, TX

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Why Would I Need Foot Surgery?

The knee joint consists of the femur (thigh bone), tibia and fibula (shin bones), and patella (knee cap). This complex joint is stabilized and held together by four major ligaments, one of which is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL runs diagonally across the middle of the front of the knee. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is similarly positioned in the back of the knee; together the two ligaments form an X under the kneecap.

What is a Ruptured Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon runs from the calf muscle to the heel. This strong fibrous cord can tear under stress, resulting in a partial or complete tear in the tendon. Although both conservative therapy and surgery seem to work well, conservative therapy often takes much longer. People who are younger and more active, as well as athletes, often opt for surgery to repair the tendon. In some cases, the tendon may also need to be lengthened or otherwise modified to prevent future injuries.

What is a Hammer Toe?

A hammer toe is a deformity of one of the smaller toes of the feet. It is usually caused by a tendon or joint imbalance. Sometimes hammer toes can be painful, and they are often unsightly. The problem is relatively easy to correct with surgery. Surgery will permanently correct the problem.

What is Bunion Surgery?

A bunion is typically a painful enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, although Bunions can also develop on the outside of the little toe. The bony prominence enlarges, and a large sac of fluid known as a bursa may form over the area. The combination causes inflammation and pain. A bunionectomy is a surgical procedure in which the bunion is removed, which relieves the pain and swelling.

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“My goal is to provide personalized empathetic, and cutting edge care to athletes, ranging in skill level from the recreational to the elite”  – S Brent Brotzman, MD 


Words from our patients