Lower Extremity Orthopedics

Lower Extremity Orthopedics

Participating in work, home and family activities each day means continual use of all your lower extremities – hips, knees, ankles and feet – as you stand, sit, walk, run and otherwise enjoy your life.

Expert Lower Extremity Orthopedic Care

For exceptional care of injuries or chronic conditions in lower extremity joints and limbs, rely on the experienced OU Health orthopedic specialists and surgeons in Oklahoma City and Edmond. You benefit from working with Oklahoma’s only lower extremity team that takes a hip-to-toe, comprehensive view of your lower extremity and your overall condition.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Care

With a holistic evaluation of your entire lower extremity, you and your multidisciplinary orthopedic team gather important information about subtle changes in your health, including cardiovascular concerns, infectious disease or reconstructive surgery needs. These critical insights about your whole body guide the development of a personalized care plan to optimize your specific situation.

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Contact us directly or ask your doctor for a referral to meet with an OU Health orthopedic specialist.

Call (405) 271-BONE (2663)

Hip, Knee, Ankle or Foot Conditions

Get expert orthopedic care at OU Health, including evaluation for a second opinion, to address a wide range of lower extremity conditions such as:

  • Arthritis, including early arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis of the hip, knee and ankle

  • Cartilage defects or damage in joints

  • Chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis)

  • Complex foot and ankle deformities, such as charcopathic joints related to diabetes

  • Complex joint fractures or injuries and sport-related injuries of the hip, knee and ankle

  • Congenital deformities

  • Foot and ankle disorders or abnormality such as bunions, fasciitis, flat feet, high arch, bone spurs, nerve-related foot damage

  • Fracture, including compression fracture, stress fracture – Bone breaks anywhere from hip/pelvis to foot

  • Infected joints

  • Joint damage of hips, knees, ankles, feet

  • Limb-length discrepancy

  • Musculoskeletal tumors

  • Nerve injuries and lacerations

  • Post-traumatic long bone segmental defects

  • Revisions to previous surgeries

  • Sports-related injuries

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Vascular disorders

  • Work-related orthopedic injuries and conditions

Lower Extremity Orthopedic Treatments

Your treatment recommendations may involve advanced services such as limb lengthening, complex reconstruction, deformity correction and joint preservation found at only a handful of major hospitals nationwide, including OU Health.

Take advantage of innovative services and advanced technologies backed by scientific research at OU Health for:

  • Hips – Joint preservation procedures, arthroscopy, cartilage and labrum repair, total hip replacement

  • Knees – Arthroscopy, joint preservation procedures, cartilage transplant and orthobiologics, joint alignment procedures, osteotomy, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement

  • Foot and ankle care – Joint preservation procedures, deformity correction, repair or replacement of bones or joints

  • Limb salvage – Advanced procedures designed to maintain or restore as much lower extremity function as possible

  • Lower limb complex reconstruction and limb lengthening – Lower extremity deformity correction; limb lengthening procedures; support for bone growth (transport); care management for chronic bone infection; computer-assisted navigation/procedures for accurate placement, aligning and adjustment of hexapod spatial frame and magnetic lengthening nails for complex fracture reconstruction or limb lengthening; 3D printing

If your treatment plan involves a surgical procedure, you can rely on exceptional services in the up-to-date intensive care unit (ICU) at University of Oklahoma Medical Center. You also benefit from step-down care designed to support you as you work through all phases of complex orthopedic reconstruction and healing.

Joint Preservation, Reconstruction, Replacement

For injuries or chronic conditions of joints in your hips, knees, ankles or feet, especially in young and active people, your OU Health orthopedic team may recommend less invasive, advanced joint preservation options, such as orthobiologics/stem cells.

You’ll find many of these pioneering procedures – developed by our orthopedic clinician scientists, biomedical engineers and tissue engineering biologists – available in Oklahoma only at OU Health, one of the nation’s most well-regarded health science centers.

Additional options may include arthroscopic procedures or robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery involving bone or cartilage transplants for joint reconstruction, corrective osteotomy techniques for joint realignment and partial joint replacement or total joint replacement procedures.

Learn more about joint preservation, reconstruction or replacement and surgery services at OU Health.

Your OU Health Orthopedic Care Team

Your experienced OU Health orthopedic care team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, infectious disease specialists, physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors or sports medicine physicians, orthotists, prosthetists or pedorthists.

Your team also may involve OU Health neurologists, cardiovascular medicine physicians, geriatricians, pain management specialists, primary care doctors, bariatric specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists or psychologists, social workers and counselors.

When you work with this diverse team of OU Health experts, you benefit from innovations in orthopedic medical care and orthopedic surgical techniques that come from their ongoing participation in the latest research and clinical trials at the OU Health academic medical center, as well as their activities in teaching the next generation of orthopedic specialists and surgeons.