Area of Expertise

Dr. Anthony V. Borgia, a leading foot and ankle specialist in Las Vegas, has been providing expert, quality care to patients for over 25 years. As an expert in the field of podiatry, he is able to offer innovative treatments for injuries, diseases, and other conditions of your feet, ankles and lower legs. His specialty areas are:

 

 

 

Limb salvage surgery is performed to avoid amputation of the leg and/or foot, while preserving the patient’s appearance and the greatest possible degree of function in the affected leg and/or foot. In recent years, limb salvage has been extended more and more to patients severely affected by chronic degenerative bone and joint diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or those facing diabetic limb amputation or acute and chronic limb wounds.

 

 

 

– Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery may be required to correct a serious deformity of the ankle and it’s bone structure. Injuries such as a fractures, birth defects, or changes throughout the course of life are the usual cause of such deformities. Genetics, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and neuromuscular conditions, may cause severe foot and ankle deformities that over a period of time, cause difficulty in walking and pain. Reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries emphasize the realignment of the structure either around or after removal of the deformity. Various kinds of external and internal fixation devices, such as an external ring fixator are often required to maintain the appropriate alignment during and beyond the healing process. Reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries vary in complexity, length and severity, yet many of them are conducted on a same day outpatient basis..

 

 


– A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. The factors that delay wound healing are multiple and relate both to diabetes and to the effect of its complications. Diabetic foot ulcers readily become chronic, and chronic ulcers have biological properties that differ substantially from acute ones. Once an ulcer is noticed, seek podiatric medical care immediately. Foot ulcers in patients with diabetes should be treated to reduce the risk of infection and amputation, improve function and quality of life, and reduce health-care costs.

The factors that delay wound healing are multiple and relate both to diabetes and to the effect of its complications. Diabetic foot ulcers readily become chronic, and chronic ulcers have biological
properties that differ substantially from acute ones. Once an ulcer is noticed, seek podiatric medical care immediately. Foot ulcers in patients with diabetes should be treated to reduce the risk of
infection and amputation, improve function and quality of life, and reduce health-care costs.

Limb Salvage

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction 

Diabetic Ulcers / Wound Care