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Acute injuries, chronic symptoms or deformity correction, we provide surgical solutions for those in need.

Do you have nerve pain problems?
We are here to provide treatment

  • We provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for acute foot and ankle injuries (lower leg) peripheral nerve symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling), deformity correction, as well as failed previous surgeries.

  • We try to reach a correct diagnosis prior to a treatment plan, either conservative or surgical.

  • We utilize detailed electrodiagnostic testing, ultrasound and nerve blocks, along with expert neurological consultations.

  • We strongly believe in a proper diagnosis for an optimal outcome.

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Chicago Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction Center specializes in reconstructive orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. As a board certified and fellowship-trained podiatric surgeon Dr. Rodriguez has trained on many reconstructive procedures and techniques that are minimally invasive and allow the patient earlier mobility as compared to conventional methods of foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez enjoys donating his time traveling to countries in Latin America for medical missions to perform surgical procedures. The medical team consists of anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons. The goal is to bring much needed health care to the people in needy areas of our world and provide opportunities for medical professionals to use their gifts and abilities.


1) Avance® Nerve Graft

Avance Nerve Graft is an off-the-shelf processed human nerve allograft intended for the surgical repair of peripheral nerve discontinuities. Through a proprietary cleansing process for recovered human peripheral nerve tissue, the graft preserves the essential inherent structure of the ECM while cleansing away cellular and noncellular debris.

2) Avance® Nerve Protector

Axoguard Nerve Protector is the only porcine submucosa extracellular (ECM) matrix surgical implant used to protect injured nerves and to reinforce nerve reconstruction while preventing soft tissue attachments. Designed to protect and isolate, the Axoguard multi-laminar ECM separates and protects the nerve from the surrounding tissues during the healing process. The patient’s own cells incorporate into the minimally processed extracellular matrix to remodel and form a tissue separating layer. Axoguard Nerve Protector is provided sterile and in a variety of sizes to meet the surgeon’s and anatomical needs.

3) Stim Router

The StimRouter® PNS system targets the source of your pain symptoms without drugs or invasive surgery. StimRouter might be right for you if you are an adult with chronic pain of peripheral nerve origin, excluding pain in the craniofacial region.

In Europe, StimRouter’s Platform Technology is also approved for treatment of overactive bladder and fecal incontinence in adults. StimRouter is not currently indicated for treatment of overactive bladder and fecal incontinence in the United States.

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Nerve or Tendon Transfers could improve function and quality of life in adults or pediatric patients after traumatic nerve injuries.

Conditions Treated

Practice limited exclusively tu peripheral nerve injures and disorders of the lower extremity.

✔ Traumatic nerve injures
✔ Latrogenic postoperative nerve pain
✔ Phantom limb pain
✔ Nerve compression syndromes
✔ Chronic regional pain syndrome
✔ Foot drop
✔ Neuroma pain
✔ Tarsal tunnel syndrome
✔ Nerve repair
✔ Nerve transfers
✔ Regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI)

✔ Chronic pain following “sprained ankle” or ankle surgery
✔ Ankle fracture pain
✔ Calcaneal fracture pain
✔ Weak foot dorsiflexion following knee surgery
✔ Application of nerve stimulator
✔ Allogenic nerve graft
✔ Compressive neuropathy (diabetic and idiopathic)
✔ Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR)

In order to obtain the best result for the patient is important to collaborate close with physiatrists, neurologists and interventional pain anesthesiologist.


Causes of Nerve pain 

  • Diabetes , Cancer , Fractures, after /post surgery

Nerve pain Symptoms

  • Tingling burning numbness 

  • Pain at night 

  • Loss of balance with muscle weakness / cramps

Treatments for nerve

Treatments offered at our Chicago hospital based service 

  • Ultrasound guided nerve blocks

  • Platelets therapy ( infiltrations) to improve nerve healing 

  • Nerve release / Repair

  • Nerve repair or Tendon transfer for muscle weakness ( Drop foot)


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