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PD Dr Peter Bock

Specialist in Foot Surgery


+43 1 358 86 21

Specialist for Foot Surgery in Vienna: PD Dr Peter Bock

Treatment focus

  • Toe deformities (hallux valgus, hammer toes, splayfoot, tailor's bunion)
  • Flat foot, flat valgus foot
  • Tendon disorders (Achilles tendon, heel spur, peroneal tendons)
  • Arthrosis of the foot and ankle (hallux rigidus, arthrosis of the ankle, arthrosis of the metatarsus)
  • Ankle injuries (dislocation, torn ligaments, instability)
  • Ankle cartilage damage

Contact

Private Practice Dr Peter Bock
Hauslabgasse 2/4, A-1040 Wien

P: +43 1 358 86 21 F: +43 1 410 75 05

Consultation Hours:

Tuesday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
and Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
and by arrangement

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Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Thorough examination of the foot and ankle joint
  • Examining the function of the foot and ankle joint
  • Stability test
  • Laboratory tests

 

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Ligament reconstruction and replacement on the ankle joint
  • Correction of hallux valgus, bunions, hammer toes, metatarsalgia
  • Minimally invasive foot surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of the upper ankle joint: stage-appropriate individual therapy - hyaluronic acid, ankle joint prosthesis, axis correction, stiffening
  • Osteoarthritis of the lower ankle joint: injection therapy, fusion/arthrodesis
  • Tendon injury/Achilles tendon: depending on the extent of the injury, physiotherapy, surgery
  • Hallux rigidus: stage-appropriate individual therapy - injections, spur removal, partial prosthesis, stiffening
  • Cartilage surgery: microfracture, autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis with matrix and stem cells
  • Flat foot/flat valgus foot: depending on age and extent, individual therapy - insoles, calcaneus stop screw, arthrorise, flat foot correction with axial correction, partial fusion
  • Hollow foot: depending on the extent, axis correction, tendon transfer, partial fusion
  • Physiotherapy with selected therapists
  • Insoles and orthopedic footwear

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PD Dr Peter Bock is a specialist in foot and ankle surgery with his practice in Vienna.

Dr Bock's mission as a foot surgeon is to offer his patients surgeries according to the latest international medical standards to enable them to lead pain-free lives. To this end, he takes enough time to discuss and plan the surgery and individual aftercare.

Foot Surgery Vienna: Specialist for Foot Malposition and Toe Deformities such as Hallux Valgus, Hammertoes, Splayfoot, or Tailor's Bunion

Hallux valgus is undoubtedly the most common foot deformity and is often accompanied by splayfoot complaints (metatarsalgia), hammer toe deformities, or tailor's bunion. The more advanced the deformity, the more complex the surgical procedures usually become. It is worth visiting a foot surgery specialist even in the early stages when symptoms are still mild.

At Foot Surgery Vienna, under the direction of Dr Peter Bock, targeted treatment approaches for foot malposition and toe deformities, such as hallux valgus and hammertoes, are offered. Through early intervention and customized solutions, patients can achieve a lasting improvement in their foot health, alleviating suffering and significantly improving their quality of life. Dr Peter Bock also carries out minimally invasive procedures to correct malposition and physical overloading of the metatarsals.

Individualized Therapy for Flat Valgus Foot and Flat Foot

Flat valgus or flat foot is one of the most common malposition of the ankle joint. A distinct flat valgus foot can cause discomfort in childhood and adolescence. PD Dr Peter Bock treats patients with flat valgus and flat feet from childhood to adulthood. Early diagnosis and countermeasures are essential for children and adolescents to avoid problems later in life.

Depending on the severity, stage of the deformity, and age, Dr Bock will work with you to find the most suitable treatment and support you.

In the early stages, it is often sufficient to wear orthoses, which can be supported by targeted physiotherapy.

In the case of advanced deformities, Dr Bock advises surgery to prevent further deterioration and treat the pain, which can usually no longer be controlled with insoles and appropriate footwear.

Dr Peter Bock has various surgical procedures he regularly carries out and is happy to discuss them with you.

Help with Diseases and Ruptures of Tendons / Achilles Tendon

The most common tendon rupture in the foot/ankle is the Achilles tendon. When the Achilles tendon ruptures, it is often associated with severe pain and restricted movement. In addition to the Achilles tendon, other tendons in the foot can also rupture, such as peroneal tendons, tibialis anterior tendon, and tibialis posterior tendon.

Above all, an acute complete rupture of the Achilles tendon should be treated surgically as soon as possible after the accident. Dr Bock carries out this surgery using minimally invasive techniques with only small incisions so that the procedure is associated with little pain and swelling. If the injury is not noticed until later, Dr Bock will advise you on alternative surgical procedures to reconstruct the Achilles tendon after a thorough diagnosis.

For many people, however, chronic complaints of the Achilles tendon or other tendons in the foot are also reasons to visit a foot specialist such as Dr Peter Bock. The Achilles tendon is mainly stressful during running and jumping, making it susceptible to acute injuries and chronic overuse problems.

If a tendon such as the Achilles tendon is chronically overstressed, conservative therapy with physiotherapy, and shock wave therapy is initially carried out. If there is no response to non-surgical treatment, PD Dr Peter Bock also carries out an appropriate surgery.

Greatest Expertise in the Treatment of Arthrosis in the Ankle and Foot / Hallux Rigidus

Arthrosis is the progressive loss of cartilage mass in a joint, which can also affect the ankle and all other foot joints. The causes are sometimes accidents with bone fractures, old age, rheumatoid diseases, or axial deviations. Untreated chronic instability of the ankle joint is also a common risk factor for degenerative cartilage wear in the ankle joint. Arthrosis of the other ankle joints often occurs without an apparent cause.

Symptoms of arthrosis are load-dependent pain, especially in the morning or after rest (start-up pain), possibly accompanied by pain at rest and swelling. Initially, conservative measures such as special footwear, hyaluronic acid injections, insoles, and physiotherapy are used. If conservative therapy is unsuccessful, surgery is advisable.

Depending on the joint, PD Dr Peter Bock carries out various minimally invasive/arthroscopic procedures to remove bone spurs in cases of mild arthrosis. In the case of malalignment, a correction should also be made.

In the case of advanced arthrosis, there is a choice between joint fusion or an ankle joint prosthesis. PD Dr Peter Bock carries out the implantation of an ankle joint prosthesis and joint fusion and will discuss with you in detail which method appears more suitable for you. When implanting an ankle joint prosthesis, Dr Bock uses state-of-the-art methods such as the patient-specific production of cutting templates to fit even more precisely.

Selective joint stabilization using plates/screws is usually carried out on the smaller ankles for advanced arthrosis, which leads to excellent results.

Therapy for Injuries, Instabilities, and Cartilage Damage to the Ankle Joint

Repeated ankle ligament sprains often lead to chronic instability, characterized by pain and a subjective feeling of insecurity, particularly during sporting activities or sometimes even when walking. Persistent instability also risks cartilage damage and malalignment in the ankle joint. Finally, chronic instability can also lead to arthrosis of the ankle joint.

Surgery is usually required to treat chronic ankle instability to prevent chronic cartilage damage. Depending on the individual situation, various surgical methods can be considered. The decision depends on the severity of the instability, any malalignment of the ankle joint, and other concomitant injuries. In many cases, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery can be used.

After the surgery, wearing a walker boot or, in more uncomplicated cases, a tight bandage for four to six weeks is necessary to ensure successful healing of the ligaments. Concomitant physiotherapy is required.

Please visit PD Dr Peter Bock's website for more information.

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Since 09/2020Establishment in an Own Private Practice
10/2020Habilitation as Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
2016-2020Team Leader Foot Team of the Speising Orthopedic Hospital
2013-2016Senior Physician Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Speising Orthopedic Hospital
2006-2009Sports Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics, Vienna Donauspital
2001-2005Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Vienna Donauspital
2000-2001Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Basel University Hospital
2000Trauma Surgery, Meidling Trauma Hospital
1998-2000Rotation Training, Oberndorf Hospital near Salzburg
1995-1996University Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Strasbourg, France
1991-1998University Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Vienna, Austria
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Transport Connections

Vienna Main Station1 km
Vienna West Station5 km
Vienna Airport20 km

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PD Dr Peter Bock

Private Practice Dr Peter Bock

Hauslabgasse 2/4, A-1040 Wien

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