Stanley G. Newell, DPM, PS
Notice: The Seattle Foot and Ankle Clinic will be closing on March 17th. Therefore, Dr. Newell will be going on a sabbatical, but continuing his research on how the foot affects the back. He is unsure if he will return to practice podiatry. You may obtain a copy of your chart by calling 206-527-4177. For continuity of care you can make an appointment with Dr. Erik Lilja who will be moving to a UW Medical Clinic in the Fremont area, by calling that same number, or a podiatrist of your choice. You may check this website for further developments.
X-rays or Radiography
imaging study of the skeletal system. It is quick, safe and yields very
good information about the structure and alignment of the skeleton.
Soft tissue rendering is very limited, but can occasionally contribute
to the recognition of foreign bodies.
Conventional radiography technique is used
to image joints that are mechanically or manually placed under stress.
We utilize the Telos Ankle Stress device to assess the integrity of the
ankle and subtalar ligaments.
Conventional radiograph technique is utilized to image joints which have been injected with “radiograph visible” dye.
Both techniques require more time and the participation of your
physician. Risks and benefits will be discussed for each technique.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
offers physicians and surgeons a vast amount of information regarding
the anatomy and physiology of the body. Different sequences are
utilized to highlight specific molecules in the tissues of the body to
create detailed images of specific body locations. Anatomical
structures such as bone, tendon, ligament, joints and muscle are well
visualized and help contribute information to a diagnostic work-up or
to help plan a surgical intervention. Physiologic change in the tissues
can also be determined which lends information to a diagnostic work-up
Computed Tomography Scanning (CT
Scan) offers physicians and surgeons detailed images of the internal
structures of the body. In the orthopedic setting, most of our interest
is in the skeletal structure. CT scans render the best detail for bone
and joint anatomy. A CT scan works similarly to a conventional X-Ray.
However, unlike x-rays, implanted hardware can create difficulties for
the clarity of the completed image.
An imaging tool used for
pin pointing specific areas of pathology by evaluating increased areas
of blood supply at the site of the pathology. A radioactive material is
injected into the blood stream and the radio active material will pool
at the site of the inflammation or injury. We typically do the bone
scan on both feet for comparison purposes
A noninvasive study
utilizing sound waves to image soft tissue and bone. This same
technique is also used to visualize babies in utero. In our office
ultrasound is useful for evaluating ganglions, bursas, joints, tendons,
motions, neuromas, edema and swelling, etc. We also use it for
diagnostic injections of joints in which we can use the image to guide
us more accurately into the joint
study of the leg, or foot, compartments, to determine if abnormally
high pressures occur with exercise. Pre and post exercise measurements
are obtained and the post-exercise return-to-normal time is monitored.
These values are then compared with accepted norms and a determination
is made regarding the likelihood of increased compartmental pressures.
Video Gait Analysis
analysis of how you run on a treadmill with video capture and
slow-motion frame by frame playback, allows your doctor to see how your
feet, ankles and legs are interacting with the ground in great detail.
Patients walk and then run on a treadmill while a video camera captures
their activity. This is then reviewed with your physician. Patients
need to wear shorts or pants that can be secured above the knee.
© 2017, Stanley G. Newell, DPM, F.A.C.F.A.S.