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On this website you will find information on various diseases of the ankle and foot, as well as information on their treatments.

The purpose of this site is for you to discover, as visually as possible, what you might suffer from. You can do this by using a foot in 3D. You can find explanations regarding the causes, conservative treatment and surgical intervention of the most common deformities or complaints. Explanation is intended as guidance and not as absolute truth: the same kind of deviation must sometimes by approached differently in different patients. An individual approach and care gives the best results.

Our main activity is located in the “Foot and Ankle Institute”. Every one of us can be consulted there, and all the operations are performed there. In addition, each of us can be consulted in other places as well. You can find different locations for each surgeon in the section contact.

Our group of surgeons, all of whom are specialized in this field for several years, is very actively involved – both nationally and internationally – in training of residents, organizing conferences and giving lectures. Through one of our staff members, who critically analyzes all the files, we hope to further improve the quality and care to you. You can read our studies under the heading research.

We hope that browsing the various pages will sketch a clearer picture of what you could or could not expect from any treatment for your problem.

Recent news

  • Welcome to Dr. Laurent Goubau

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    The Foot and Ankle Institute is pleased to announce the newest addition to its medical staff, Dr. Laurent Goubau. He is a full-time orthopedic surgeon, specialized in foot and ankle surgery.

    Originally from Ghent, Belgium, Dr. Goubau graduated high school with several Belgian and Dutch national sailing championship victories. He finished his medical degree in Brussels, Catholic University of Louvain in 2010.

    He has won the “best resident paper award” during the Belgian Society for Orthopedics and Trauma congress in  2014. One year later, his work as co-author with Dr. J-F Goubau about a new diagnostic test in de Quervain tenosynovitis, was awarded ” top 10 most downloaded paper” in the European  Journal of Hand Surgery, during the Milan conference in 2015.

    After graduating in July 2016 as an Orthopedic surgeon at the Ghent University Hospital, he performed a fellowship with several worldwide leading Foot and Ankle surgeons.

    In Switserland he worked together with Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann and Prof. Dr. Markus Knupp, focusing on hindfoot pathology and total ankle joint replacements. He received a certificate of appreciation from Prof. Dr. Hintermann.

    Fellowship with Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann and his team in Liestal, Switserland

    In the United Kingdom he was a fellow with Mr. Anthony Sakellariou, MD, FRCS and Mr. Matthew Solan, MD,FRCS. He learned about alternative treatment options in Hallux rigidus and ankle fractures.

    Dr. Laurent Goubau has a special interest in minimal invasive surgery. Therefore he went to Spain, learning from pioneering surgeons in this particular field. In Murcia, Spain, he worked together with Dr.Mariano de Prado and in Barcelona he was teached by Dr. Eduard Rabat, Josep Torrent, Ramon and Antonio Villadot.

    He has worked at Duke University, North Carolina, together with Dr. Selene Parekh, Dr. Mark Easley, Dr. James Nunley II and James de Orio.  In the USA the focus was on ankle joint arthroplasty.

    Fellowship with Selene Parekh at Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A.

    He made a last stop at the University of Toronto, at st-Michael’s hospital working with Prof. Dr. Timothy Daniels, associate professor at U of T.

    Dr. Laurent Goubau joined the “Foot and Ankle Institute” in Brussels, which is the largest (5 foot and ankle surgeons) group and also the leading team in Belgium with more than 15,000 patients and 1500 surgical procedures performed a year.

    Dr. Laurent Goubau is member of the BVOT and the Belgian Foot and Ankle Society. He has published several international papers in peer reviewed journals.

  • FLASH NEWS 1st MAY 2016

    NEW OUTPATIENT MEDICAL CENTER

    Dear Sir, Madam,

    In order to improve quality of care and to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to foot and ankle problems, our Team of specialists at the Foot & Ankle Institute is delighted to announce the opening of their new outpatient medical center.

    It will be a great pleasure to welcome you to this new, modern and highly equipped center from

    1st May 2016.

    Address :

    Building Ariane  E0

    Avenue Ariane, 5

    B-1200 – Woluwe-St-Lambert

    NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER : 02/280.17.07

    Websitehttp://footandankleinstitute.be

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    We proudly present you our new website.