Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

Important specialty at Atlantis Orthopaedics

At Atlantis Foot & Ankle, We specialize in the treatment of foot and ankle injuries, sports-related foot and ankle injuries, forefoot deformities, ligament and tendon dysfunctions, flatfoot, ankle arthroscopy, ankle replacement, fusion surgery, and trauma.

Atlantis Foot & Ankle is proud to be an important specialty within the offices of Atlantis Orthopaedics, an orthopedic surgery and treatment center serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, with two convenient locations in Palm Beach County.

Atlantis Foot & Ankle is headed by Rommel R. Francisco, D.O., a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle.

Dr. Francisco received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated at the top of his class.

Dr. Rommel R. Francisco

He completed his Internship and Orthopedic Surgery residency at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium within the North Shore/LIJ Health System. After completing his orthopedic residency, Dr Francisco received an additional year of subspecialty training at the Harvard Foot and Ankle Fellowship in Boston, MA.

In addition to practicing general orthopedics, Dr Francisco’s fellowship training allows him to treat complex problems of the foot and ankle. His interests include sports related foot and ankle injuries, forefoot deformities, ligament and tendon dysfunctions, flatfoot, ankle arthroscopy, ankle replacement, fusion surgery, and trauma. Dr Francisco also treats disorders related to osteoarthritis, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

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Foot & Ankle

At Atlantis Foot & Ankle, Dr. Francisco treats a variety of conditions such as foot and ankle injuries, sports-related foot and ankle injuries, forefoot deformities, ligament and tendon dysfunctions, flatfoot, ankle arthroscopy, ankle replacement, fusion surgery, and trauma.

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Foot & Ankle Injuries

The most common types of problems that occur with the foot and ankle are injuries such as sprains and fractures as well as damage to tendons and cartilage. Dr. Francisco treats these types of injuries to accelerate proper healing and long-term recovery.

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Ankle Arthritis

Just like the knee or hip, arthritis can exist in the ankle. Ankle arthritis usually results from some type of injury in the past, like a fracture or severe sprain. Dr. Francisco can treat such conditions with effective intervention techniques.

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Painful Flatfoot

Flat feet is a rather common occurrence within the general population. Even in patients without pain associated with their flat feet, Dr. Francisco can prescribe orthotic support that can help to protect the foot from the development of future problems related to flat feet.

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Forefoot Deformities

The forefoot can develop painful deformities that can impair function and restrict mobility. These deformities can result from many causes including improper fitting of shoes and normal aging. Dr. Francisco can offer surgical and non-surgical treatment of these disabling conditions.

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Ligament & Tendon

Ligaments connect bones to other bones and play a key role in stabilizing joints. Tendons connect bones and joints to muscle. The health of these tissues is key to healthy feet and ankles. Dr. Francisco treats all conditions such as injuries of these tissues in the foot and ankle.

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Heel Pain

Heel pain can occur after prolonged periods of walking or strenuous exercise. There are other causes of heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis cause by ordinary wear-and-tear. Dr. Francisco can provide treatments to overcome these disabling conditions.

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Morton's Neuroma

Pain from a Morton’s neuroma usually occurs at the bottom of the foot between the toes. There are several treatment options to correct or manage this condition that Dr. Francisco can prescribe for the patient.

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Bunions

Bunions can occur from use of poor shoe wear, genetic factors or even neuromuscular disease. Bunions are actual deformities of the foot and can cause many problems including pain. Bunions can easily be treated in a variety of ways at Atlantis Foot & Ankle.

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Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy removes dead or unwanted material from the ankle joint to aleviate conditions such as ankle arthritis. Although this is not a cure for arthritis, it can provide short term relief for those suffering from painful arthritis of the ankle.

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Ankle Replacement

For patients with severe pain due to ankle arthritis, ankle replacement surgery may be an effective option to restore normal funtion of the ankle. Dr. Francisco can advise you on whether your condition can be significantly improved via ankle replacement surgery.

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Surgery

Atlantis Foot & Ankle and Atlantis Orthopaedics aim to enhance the technology used in orthopedic surgery. Our surgeons are board-certified, and fellowship trained. You can be sure to get the best and most advanced care at Atlantis, should you require orthopedic surgery.

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