Specialist for Foot Surgery in Vienna: PD Dr Peter Bock
- 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
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
About PD Dr Peter Bock
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.
|Establishment in an Own Private Practice
|Habilitation as Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
|Team Leader Foot Team of the Speising Orthopedic Hospital
|Senior Physician Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Speising Orthopedic Hospital
|Sports Orthopedics, Department of Orthopedics, Vienna Donauspital
|Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Vienna Donauspital
|Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Basel University Hospital
|Trauma Surgery, Meidling Trauma Hospital
|Rotation Training, Oberndorf Hospital near Salzburg
|University Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Strasbourg, France
|University Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Vienna, Austria
|Vienna Main Station
|Vienna West Station
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The Austrian capital is located in the east of the country at the junction of the eastern Alpine foothills and the Pannonian Plain. Its namesake is the small river Wien, but the city is associated with the much larger Danube River that also flows by the city. Vienna is divided into so-called districts, so the old town is also the Inner District, around which the other 22 districts are arranged concentrically. In 2001 the historic city centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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