Foot & Ankle


Duke-Trained Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Specialist Offers Advanced Care in Hampton Roads

Dr. Paul Maloof is a Duke fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist at Tidewater Orthopaedics, providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for various foot and ankle conditions.

Dr. Maloof offers specialized care, including:

  • Reconstructive surgery - bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, cartilage injuries
  • Sports injuries - treating athletic foot and ankle injuries, stress fractures
  • Arthritis care - fusion, joint replacement procedures
  • Complex fracture treatment - bones, cartilage, tendons

Whether you have an acute ankle sprain or chronic arthritis pain in the foot, we aim to provide personalized solutions to get you moving comfortably again. We exhaust nonsurgical options first when appropriate.

Trust Tidewater Orthopaedics for advanced surgical and nonsurgical foot and ankle care. Call today to have your condition evaluated.

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Foot procedures & conditions



A bunion is a bony growth that develops at the base of the big toe joint. When this happens, the bump pushes the bones of the big toe toward the other toes. Bunions deform the feet and usually cause discomfort or pain. Bunion correction is treating the bunion, either surgically or nonsurgically.

Dr. Maloof Discusses Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction

Dr. Paul Maloof gives an in depth discussion on Lapiplasty 3D Bunion Correction. He then answered patients questions about bunions and the treatment option.



Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction

Relief is here. Now, there's a new, patented treatment for bunion correction – Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction. Dr. Paul Maloof is offering this exciting, new treatment option which does more than simply remove "the bump"; it addresses your bunion in three dimensions to correct the root of the problem. Advanced fixation technology is used to secure the correction in place, allowing patients to walk within days of surgery.

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Ankle procedures & conditions

Ankle Sprain


An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements. 

Ankle sprains are categorized by type of motion:

  • Lateral Inversion:  Foot rolls inward
  • Medial Eversion: Foot rolls outward
  • Syndesmosis:  Foot rolls outward & leg rolls inward (high ankle sprain)

There are three different degrees of ankle sprains from mild to severe.  Most sprains are treated with RICE (rest, ice, compression, & elevation) & physical therapy.  First degree sprains usually require a wrap, second degree sprains require a brace, and third degree sprains can require a cast, boot, or surgery. 

All Ankle Procedures