Orthoplastics And Microsurgery

Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates

Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Charlottesville, VA & Culpeper, VA

When it comes time for surgery, you want to know that your doctors are using the latest materials and techniques to ensure the best outcome possible. At Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, Melissa L. Gulosh, DPM, and Joseph R. Disabato, DPM, operate a center of excellence in microsurgery and Orthoplastics. To get the best in surgical care, call one of the two locations in Charlottesville or Culpeper, Virginia, or fill out the online form to request a consultation.

Orthoplastics and Microsurgery Q & A

What are Orthoplastics?

If you need a joint replacement, or your doctor is using an implant for limb salvage to restore function to your foot or ankle, you want to know that the materials they’re using are the best tools for the job. At Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, the doctors turn to implants made by Orthoplastics™, a company devoted to the highest quality ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).

Implants made with UHMWPE are used in a wide range of orthopedic implants and devices for applications in hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, and fingers. The materials are designed to provide superior stability and to last longer.

As a practice devoted to feet and ankles, the doctors at Virginia Foot & Ankle turn to Orthoplastics for total ankle replacement and any other procedure that requires the use of an implant.


What is microsurgery?

Microsurgery is a technique that allows the surgeons at Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates to perform incredibly complex procedures on tiny, intricate structures, such as your blood vessels or nerves.

Using microscopes and specialized tools, the surgeons are able to restore both form and function to your surgical site, and it’s their technique of choice when it comes to diabetic limb salvage. From tissue and bone grafting to reattachment, microsurgery plays a valuable role in your successful outcome.


What do I need to know about my surgery?

As a practice that specializes in simple and complex deformity management, medical and surgical intervention of traumatic injuries, microsurgical procedures, total ankle replacement surgery, and preventive and interventional management of diabetic foot, ankle, and leg complications, you’re in capable hands at Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates.

The teams at both locations educate you well in advance so you know what to expect and they make sure you have complete after-care instructions, which greatly facilitate your recovery process.

From prescription medications to physical therapy, the doctors arm you with everything you need to better navigate your surgical experience. The goal at Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates is to relieve your pain and discomfort and restore your function, and they do everything in their power to help you succeed on both counts.

To learn more about the surgical services at Virginia Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, including Orthoplastics and microsurgery, call or use the online scheduling tool.