Dr. Litchfield has specialized medical and surgical training, and board certification in the care of the lower extremity. He is highly trained in the surgical treatment of foot and ankle fractures, ankle sprains, Achilles tendon disorders, arthritis, bunions (Lapidus bunionectomy), hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, and more.
Specialty in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Dr. Litchfield - Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon
I had an ankle injury while playing sports when I was in high school. My injury was more severe than I was aware. My doctor really educated me about the significance of foot and ankle injuries and his approach to my treatment inspired me to follow a similar path of medicine. Getting people back to what they were doing before and educating them is so rewarding to me. – Dr. Litchfield
Helping Patients Get Back on Their Feet
Some of the most common conditions and injuries he treats are ankle fracture/sprain and bunion removal or Lapidus bunionectomy.
Bunion correction is more nuanced than simply removing the “bump” from the great toe…and there are many who suffer from this painful condition.
Dr. Litchfield is highly trained in the Lapidus procedure; a surgical procedure used to treat bunion deformity. It involves fusing the joint between the first metatarsal bone and one of the small bones in your midfoot called the medial cuneiform. Benefits of this procedure done by Dr. Litchfield can range from, correction of the deformity at the apex, preservation of big toe joint function and stabilizing the midfoot once again. All while being a less expensive procedure with the same result as lapiplasty patients. Patients often return to normal activities and shoe gear by 6 weeks to 3 months.
What Should You Expect From An Evaluation?
The first step in the evaluation is a thorough medical history. You’ll first be asked some basic questions about your medical history and lifestyle.
A complete physical examination includes inspection and assessment of your range of motion. Your doctor will look for physical abnormalities, swelling, deformity, or muscle weakness, and check for tender areas.
Specific tests may be ordered to help identify the cause of your pain and any other problems.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Electrical studies. Your doctor may order a test, such as an EMG (electromyogram), to evaluate nerve function
After your evaluation and imaging tests, your doctor will talk with you about your diagnosis and explain what treatments are available. Together, you’ll decide on a personalized treatment plan based on your diagnosis, activity level, goals, and preferences.
Dr. Litchfield will offer non-surgical podiatric options for the appropriate patient when indicated. Non-surgical treatment is always the first goal. Dr. Litchfield will take his time with each patient to understand their concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan through a shared decision-making process.
Good appointment. X-rays, thorough exam. Dr Litchfield listened and was patient.
Dr Litchfield was very detailed in explaining to me the results of the mri of my right foot,and the course of actions to take in the future.He also was able to give me a shot at that visit that helped relief some of the pain I have after walking.
Precise and helpful diagnostic. Very good bed manners, with in-depth knowledge, and great listening skills. Thank you.
Dr. Litchfield has a healers hand. He has the skill and the bedside manner. Though this was a stressful season he manages to make you feel reassured. The staff was so pleasant. I don’t think we waited anymore than 10 minutes for all of our visits.
Thank you I'm ambulating with no pain scant amount of serosang drainage once
Once again my issue was resolved within fifteen minutes! I was searching for a new foot doctor for years. So happy I found Dr Litchfield!!!
It’s always very easy to contact the office and to get an appointment right away. I first contacted Dr. Litchfield when I was having a serious issue with osteoarthritis in my big toe that had also led to other orthopedic issues. He was able to solve my issues and I enjoy restored ability to walk several miles a day. This is a very pleasant and supportive practice and the results have been outstanding.
Seen for ankle pain and Dr. Litchfield was very considerate, knowledgeable, and thorough with the exam and explanation of my condition. I appreciated that he explained how I got the condition and what I needed to do to heal and prevent recurrence. Already feeling so much better!
Dr Litchfield gave me information on what surgical interventions there would be for my foot problem. He answered questions and I was able to make a decision that is appropriate for me at this time.
I have had 3 surgeries over the last 3 years; Dr. Mara for hand . Dr. Daniel's for knee replacement and Dr. Litchfield for 2 bunion surgeries. All are caring professional and terrific and I've had great outcomes. They have worked with my insurance company to get the help I have needed as well along the process painless as well. I have already recommended them to numerous friends. I give them an A+.
Dr. Bruce was drawn to OSP because of the amazing opportunity to be a part of our new OSP foot and ankle team and join the growing network of specialized providers and our multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
OSP foot and ankle specialists, Dr. Litchfield and Dr. Bruce will work closely together and collaborate to provide the best possible treatment options and outcomes for foot and ankle patients.