As part of our commitment to quality, our practice focuses on foot and ankle care, providing specialty-trained board-certified physicians and a skilled staff that will give you the focused expertise required for the best medical care.
Our Care Includes:
From Routine Care to Advanced Surgical Reconstruction and Trauma
Treatment of Athletic and Sports Injuries
Corrective Foot and Ankle Surgery
Diabetic Foot and Ankle Care
Ulcer and Wound Management
Limb Preservation and Salvage
Pediatric Foot and Ankle Care
Treatment of Trauma to the Foot and Ankle
Ankle Replacement Surgery
Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle
Emergency Foot and Ankle Care
We offer emergency appointments for foot and ankle injuries. Our office has digital x-rays and diagnostic ultrasound capabilities for urgent treatment.
Our office is conveniently open 6 days a week with evening and weekend hours to prevent a long wait in the Emergency Room. Please call for office availability: (708) 424-3201
Wound Care Center and Limb Preservation
We offer the latest advanced wound care modalities and therapy to promote wound healing including living skin cell substitutes, modified Total Contact Casts, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (Wound V.A.C), mechanical debridement, and compression therapy.
We collaborate closely with primary care physicians, vascular surgeons, physical therapists and home health care to form a multi-disciplinary integrated approach to offer our patients the best care. This is done on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Our physicians have won awards for presenting at national wound care conferences and are board certified wound care specialists.
Foot and Ankle Institute for Research
Mission: Advancing medical and surgical knowledge and improving patient outcomes
A non-profit organization researching foot and ankle outcomes in order to practice evidence based medicine and surgery. Our goal is to become an invaluable resource for clinicians, students, and other researchers. Today, our Foot & Ankle Research division plays an important role in advancing treatment of foot and ankle conditions, improving techniques, and providing an open forum for discussing new ideas in patient care on a national and worldwide setting. For more information on research or our fellowship program please click here.
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
Monday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am - 1 pm
To schedule an appointment, please call:
Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment in order to complete the necessary paperwork and obtain your insurance information. You will need to bring identification, such as a driver's license or state ID card, as well as any applicable insurance card(s) and any co-pay and/or referral required by your insurance. It may help to have a list of your questions and concerns to discuss at your visit as well as the list of all medications that you are currently taking. Also, you may download the patient information forms from our website and bring the completed forms with you. Please click here to download these forms.
You will need to bring identification, such as a driver's license or state ID card, as well as any applicable insurance card(s) and co-pay and/or referral required by your insurance. It may help to have a list of your questions and concerns to discuss at your visit as well as the list of all medications that you are currently taking.
You may request an appointment or view your electronic medical records online. Please click here to complete the login process and follow the prompts as instructed.
Protecting your confidentiality is important to the staff of Foot & Ankle Associates. We follow the strict guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as directed by the federal government. Unless required by law, we will not release your private health information without your written authorization. Please click here to review our Notice of Privacy Practice.
We accept most insurance plans. Please call our office or check with your carrier to verify eligibility. If your insurance requires a co-pay or referral, you must present this at each visit. It is the patient's responsibility to monitor their referral requirements to ensure your are properly covered for your visit and services. If you have a question about the referral process, please contact us.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your care. Please feel free to contact us at: (708) 424-3201 at any time. Our administrative staff is specially trained to answer or refer your questions as appropriate. If it becomes necessary to speak to a member of our medical staff, your call will be returned as quickly as possible.
Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd. provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as qualified sign language interpreters and written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats.
Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as qualified interpreters and information written in other languages. Click here for more information.
To request medical records and/or completion of paperwork/forms, click here to download the disclosure authorization form and click here to download the request form. Both forms are required prior to the release of records.
Fees for Medical Records/Completion of Forms:
Copy of progress notes of patient visit(s).......................................... $5.00 per visit, $35 max
CD of x-rays taken at Foot & Ankle Associates, Ltd....................... $20.00 per CD
Completion of FMLA paperwork........................................................ $25.00 per form
Completion of disability paperwork.................................................... $25.00 per form
Completion of parking placard paperwork......................................... $25.00 per form
Completion of other form: ................................................................. $25.00 per form
(The fee for service for these items is likely not covered by your insurance and will not be submitted to the insurance carrier for payment. You are responsible for the payment of these fees.)
Payment is due at time of request. Once the full payment is received, please allow two to three weeks for completion of your request. If you need to request “Rush Processing” (available within 3 business days) an additional $25 will be charged. (This option may not always be available, so please confirm this with the Office Manager first.)
The completed authorization and request forms can be dropped off in person or mailed to our office along with the payment, or faxed (708-424-5001) to our office with a request to contact you to arrange payment via debit/credit card.
Office visit notes are automatically sent to your Primary Care Physician of record subsequent to each visit at no charge. For this reason, it is very important you notify us immediately if you change physicians. You may also request these notes, free of charge, to be sent to other physicians in your circle of care (such as your cardiologist, endocrinologist, etc.) You may request this by downloading the request form (click here) and returning in person, by mail or fax (708-424-5001); or by submitting a request electronically through your Patient Portal (click here). (From the Patient Portal menu, select "Message" > "Inbox" > "Compose".)
You may view your electronic medical records online. Please click here to complete the login process and follow the prompts as instructed.
MEET OUR PHYSICIANS
More Information Coming Soon
Advocate Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn, IL
Advocate Children's Hospital
Oak Lawn, IL
Little Company of Mary Hospital
Evergreen Park, IL
Ingalls Memorial Hospital
We stay on the leading edge of advances in the foot and ankle and are often the first to implement new, proven techniques to improve patient care. The only way for a physician to obtain new information and provide the latest forms of treatment is to continually expand his or her education. The podiatrists of Foot & Ankle Associates have had their articles published in medical journals and often lecture to colleagues about special surgical techniques, such as ankle replacement, arthroscopy, and other cutting-edge procedures. They have shared their expertise both nationally and internationally at prestigious universities and Ivy League schools.
Our first-rate reputation is recognized by many physicians and health care institutions, who regularly refer their own patients to Foot & Ankle Associates for the very best podiatric care. Foot & Ankle Associates is affiliated with local hospitals and provides podiatric services, such as setting foot and ankle fractures, laser surgery, arthroscopy, and total ankle replacements at the following medical facilities: Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Ingalls Hospital.
Our team of podiatric specialists and highly skilled staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with feet and ankles. Please use our podiatric library to learn more about podiatric problems and available treatments. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us at (708) 424-3201
Our practice is built on evidence based medicine and academic practices. Below is a list of articles written by our physicians on a wide variety of topics.
"Is it Time to Retire the Triple Arthrodesis?" Podiatry Today, Volume 29, Issue 4, April 2016, JF Grady DPM, M Schweitzer B
“Do Superconstructs Offer More Biomechanically Sound Fixation Principles For Charcot?” Podiatry Today, Volume 29, Issue 1, January 2016, JF Grady DPM, K Trotter DPM
“Radiographic Investigation of the Absolute and Relative First Metatarsal Lengths in the Asymptomatic Foot” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol 105, No. 6, November 2015, pp. 478-483, JF Grady DPM, K Trotter DPM, J Ruff DPM, S Miller
“Subungual Syringoid Eccrine Carcinoma of the Great Toe Nail Complex” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 104, No. 5, September/October 2014, page 504-507, JF Grady DPM, Y Boumendjel DPM, MS Tahniyath BS
“Transplantation with Allograft for Rupture of the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon with Subsequent Longitudinal Tear of the Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon at the Master Knot of Henry” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 104, No. 5, September/October 2014, page 508-513, JF Grady DPM, Y Boumendjel DPM, NT Nguyen BS, A Caldwell PA-c
“Current Insights on Total Ankle Replacement with Concurrent Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession” Podiatry Today, Vol. 27, Issue. 10, October 2014, JF Grady DPM, R Lenz DPM
“Why We Should Consider Arthroscopic Treatment for the Chronically Diseased Sesamoid” Podiatry Today, Vol. 27, Issue. 3, March 2014, pp 24-28, JF Grady DPM, K Trotter DPM
“Superconstructs in the Treatment of Charcot Foot Deformity: Plantar Plating, Lock Plating, and Axial Screw Fixation” Commentary Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Summer 2013
“Realignment and Extended Fusion with Use of a Medial Column Screw for Midfoot Deformities Secondary to Diabetic Neuropathy” Commentary Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Summer 2013
“Essential Insights on Treating Endstage Ankle Arthritis” Podiatry Today, April 2013, JF Grady DPM, S Mahowald DPM, D Graves DPM
“Reassessing Surgical Options for Recalcitrant Hallux Limitus in Active Population” Podiatry Today, March 2012
“The Correlation between Plantar Fascia Thickness and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol 101, No. 5, September/October 2011, S Mahowald DPM, BS Legge DPM, JF Grady DPM
“Total Ankle Joint Replacement Implications and Procedure” Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Volume 21, No. 4, winter 2010, p. 207-212
“Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession for Treating Equinus in Pediatric Patients” Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, available online 9/20/09
“Die Resktionsarthroplastik nach Valenti zur Behandlung des fortgeschrittenen Hallux rigidus” (“The Valenti Resection Arthroplasty in the Treatment of Advanced Hallux Rigidus”) Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie, 2008, No. 6, © Urban & Vogel, pages 492-499.
“The Incidence of Tinea Pedis in Diabetic versus Non-Diabetic Patients with Interdigital Maceration” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 98, No. 5, September/October 2008, page 353-356.
“Arthroscopic Management of Talar Dome Lesions Using a Transmalleolar Approach” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, May/June 2006
“A Modification of Chopart’s Amputation with Ankle and Subtalar Arthrodesis by Using an Intramedullary Nail” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Vol. 44, No. 4, July/August 2005
“Onychoplasty with Carbon Dioxide Laser Matrixectomy for Treatment of Ingrown Toenails” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Vol. 95, No. 2, March/April 2005
“Conservative Approach Benefits Calcaneal Fracture Treatment” Biomechanics, January 2005
“Are Ankle Implants Worth Another Look?” Podiatry Today, April 2002
“A Retrospective Analysis of 772 Patients with Hallux Limitus” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Volume 92, No. 2, February 2002
“Arthroscopic Monopolar Radiofrequency Thermal Stabilization for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability” Commentary Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Volume 13, No. 2, Summer 2000
“Subtalar Arthroeresis in the Neurologically Normal Child” Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, July 2000
“Use of a Clonidine Patch in the Treatment of Ischemic Ulcerations of the Foot” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, June 2000
“Use of Electrostimulation in the Treatment of Diabetic Neuroarthropathy” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, June 2000
“The Boyd Amputation as a Treatment for Osteomyelitis of the Foot” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, May 2000
“Total Ankle Joint Replacement as an Alternative to Ankle Joint Arthrodesis” Foot and Ankle Quarterly, Volume 12, No. 4, Winter 1999
“Erythromelalgia - Diagnosis and Classification” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 38, No 3, May/June 1999
“Hallux Amputation in Combination with a Lumbar Sympathectomy for Treatment of a Non-Healing Ulceration in a Patient with Buerger’s Disease” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 35, No. 4, July/August 1996
“The Use of a Transyndesmotic Bolt in the Treatment of Tibiofibular Diastasis: Two Case Studies” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 34, No. 6, November-December 1995
“The Modified Valenti Procedure for the Treatment of Hallux Limitus” Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 33, No. 4, July/August 1994
“Effects of Stretching on the Gastrocnemius Muscle” Journal of Foot Surgery, Volume 30, No. 5, September/October 1991
“Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Pedal Case Presentation” Journal of Foot Surgery,Volume 29, No. 4, July/August 1990
“CT Scanography for Limb Length Determination” Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Volume 5, No. 2, April 1988
“Neuritic Bunion Syndrome” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Volume 76, No.11, Nov. 1986
“Iliotibial Band Syndrome” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Volume 76, No. 10, Oct. 1986
“Perfusion Cast Dressing-A Conservative Means for Treating Cutaneous Ulcerations” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, September 1981
NEWS AND EVENTS
The Right Path
"Now a first-year resident at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Trotter is again learning from a Scholl alumnus. John F. Grady, DPM ‘80, serves as the director of the medical center’s podiatric medicine residency. “I got to know Dr. Grady on my very first clerkship rotation as a third-year Scholl student,” Dr. Trotter recalls. “He is a great physician and teacher, and an even more wonderful person,” she says. “He was the major reason why I sought this residency and was thrilled to match at Jesse Brown.”
Feature Article in Podiatry Today
Author(s): John F. Grady, DPM, FASPS, Sarah Mahowald, DPM, and Donald Graves, DPM
Sharing insights from the literature and surgical experience, these authors suggest a re-evaluation and possible elevation of ankle arthroplasty over ankle arthrodesis as a preferred option for appropriate patients with end-stage ankle arthritis.
Contributing Authors in International Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery
The first multi-disciplinary international textbook on the field of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Chapter Hallux Rigidus: The Valenti Arthroplasty (pages 37-43) and Advances in Anterior Ankle and Subtalar Arthroscopy (Pages 403- 417)
Dr. John F. Grady and Dr. Yelena Boumendjel are contributing authors to a textbook for foot and ankle surgeons that focuses on new techniques, including minimally invasive, arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures.. This comprehensive textbook addresses some of the most common yet difficult pathologies. The textbook is the first truly international, multidisciplinary manual of foot and ankle surgery by the specialty’s leaders and most experienced surgeons. The management of various conditions in the foot and ankle is approached by authors in different parts of the world. The focus is on current trends and techniques that utilize a scientific approach and evidence based guidelines where applicable. Readers are exposed to a step-by-step approach for each procedure presented.