The focus of the Foot and Ankle Division is to provide the highest quality education, research and care related to the diagnosis and treatment – both non-surgical and surgical – for conditions that affect the foot and ankle. We specialize in traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle in addition to reconstruction of deformity, revision surgery, and the treatment of arthritis including ankle replacements.
Our program is dedicated to the education of Northwestern University orthopaedic residents, medical students, and staff members through organized teaching and research. The two faculty members within the Division are heavily involved in the education of orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic residents with multiple lectures given locally, nationally, and internationally.
Please refer to our Areas of Research page for details on our ongoing research.
In order to provide comprehensive care for all patients, the Foot and Ankle Division coordinates its efforts with other services including: sports medicine, vascular surgery, orthopaedic trauma, and plastic surgery. Areas of care expertise include:
- Achilles tears and disorders
- Flatfoot and Posterior Tibial Tendon dysfunction
- Bunions and toe deformities
- Sports injuries to the foot and ankle
- Post-traumatic foot and ankle deformities
- Foot and ankle fractures/trauma
- Foot and ankle arthritis
- Tendon transfers for neurologic injuries/weakness
- Deformity correction
Meet the Faculty
Learn more about our Foot & Ankle doctors via faculty profiles:Anish R. Kadakia, MD
George A. Sisson Jr., MD
Milap Patel, DO