Specialized attention for unique conditions
While our doctors are experienced at treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, they have also received specialized training in a few select areas.
Our doctors have extensive experience and training in ankle and foot reconstructive surgery. In some cases foot and ankle deformities caused by congenital defects, arthritis, trauma, and previous surgeries may require surgery. Our doctors will evaluate your individual case and determine the appropriate surgical or non-surgical treatment.
A common foot deformity, bunions gradually alter the angle of your bones in your big toe. Bunions can be extremely painful, making daily activities difficult. Our doctors will work with you to determine the most suitable treatment for your bunions. If surgery is necessary, we select the procedure based on the extent of your deformity, your activity level, and other factors. Recovery period varies based on the procedure performed, and the overall goal of the surgery is to reduce your pain.
Learn more about the Lapiplasty® technique Dr. Hatch has helped develop.
Drs. Hatch and Vaardahl have received specialized training for treating clubfoot. Please visit our clubfoot page for more information.
For people with diabetes, seeking immediate treatment for sores on their feet can greatly diminish the chance of infection – and potential amputation. Drs. Hatch, Vaardahl and Atherton have undergone additional training in the areas of diabetic foot and ankle wounds and their related reconstruction. Their treatments are designed to emphasize limb salvage, reconstruction, and the overall prevention of diabetic-related disorders. The doctors are members of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Vaardahl is involved with the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at the North Colorado Medical Center. Dr. Atherton is affiliated with the wound center at McKee Medical Center.
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails. This is very common condition in the feet, which may worsen over time. Our Toenail Fungus page discusses symptoms and treatment options.
Patients suffering from chronic heel pain (i.e., plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome) can receive non-surgical treatment successfully in more than 90-percent of cases. Our doctors offer a comprehensive approach that incorporates many modalities including custom foot orthotics and physical therapy.
Our office offers custom fitting of diabetic shoes and custom orthotics designed to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern.