Kyle S. Peterson, DPM, AACFAS
Suburban Orthopaedics

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed to repair defects in the body caused by developmental abnormalities, congenital deformities, tumors, or infections.

Trauma Surgery

Trauma refers to injuries of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels,

Sports Medicine

Involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising


  • Surgery for a Torn Achilles Tendon

    An Achilles tendon tear is a traumatic injury that causes sudden pain behind the ankle. Patients may hear a pop or a snap, and will almost always say they feel as though they have been kicked in the heel (even though no one has kicked them). Patients have difficulty pointing their toes downward, and usually have swelling and bruising that quickly develops around the tendon.

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  • 10 Simple Exercises for Bunion Relief and Prevention

    Bunions can be a real pain. Not only do they cause a lot of discomfort, but they also interrupt day-to-day functions and interfere with the activities you enjoy.

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  • Protect Your Feet and Ankles from Winter Weather

    The winter months bring snow, ice, and increased foot and ankle injuries, according to foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. As we plan for the next couple months of winter weather, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) offers guidance to protect your feet and ankles.

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  • Ankle Replacements Becoming More Common as Technology Improves

    You’ve probably heard of knee and hip replacements, but there’s another joint that can give you just as many problems. Total ankle replacements are becoming more common as people deal with foot pain and technology improves. Source: WHOtv Read more

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  • Why does the top of my foot hurt?

    The foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Source: Medical News Today Read more

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  • Lower complication rate seen with endoscopic vs open excision of os trigonum

    Although results from this study demonstrated both open and endoscopic excision of the os trigonum for athletes with posterior ankle impingement led to good function and pain outcomes, endoscopic treatment had a lower complication rate and a shorter time to return to full activities. Source: Healio Read more

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  • Age-Related Outcome of Mobile-Bearing Total Ankle Replacement

    The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement. Seventy consecutive patients who underwent primary total ankle replacement were included in this retrospective study. Source: Healio Read more

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  • Integra LifeSciences announces full launch of Cadence total ankle system

    According to a company press release, the system was developed by four top foot and ankle surgeons and has been used successfully in more than 200 procedures since its initial clinical use more than 1 year ago. In that time, instrumentation updates and enhanced surgeon training have been introduced to further improve quality, patient safety […]

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  • Elderly patients with foot pain at increased risk for falls

    Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology. Source: Healio Read more

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  • For many, winter is fall season

    Icy conditions cause falls and broken ankles With serious winter weather occurring weekly, injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Elgin foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Kyle Peterson, says slips and falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. Dr. Peterson, a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, says the ankle joint […]

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