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Foot & Ankle Care

Wherever you are going, you rely on your feet to get you there – not to mention your ankles, knees and hips. Keeping your lower extremities healthy, strong and functioning is key to living your best life. Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics staffed by MU Health Care physicians brings foot and ankle care to the next level. It's a level of care normally only available at an academic medical center – located right here in the Northland, right where you need us to be.

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Why Choose Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics for Foot & Ankle Care?

With seamlessly integrated care and the specialized training and expertise of MU Health Care physicians, Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics is your source for exceptional orthopaedic care in the Northland. Whether your condition requires surgery, rehabilitative therapy, pain management or nothing more than rest and an ice pack, our orthopaedic specialists will provide a wholistic, personalized treatment plan just right for you.

Fellowship-Trained Expertise in Lower Extremity Orthopaedic Care

The MU Health Care physician team at Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics includes fellowship-trained subspecialty expertise in Foot and Ankle care. We specialize in ankle replacement, sports injuries, foot and ankle fusions, bunion correction, arthroscopy, post-traumatic reconstruction, and much more.

Meet our Foot & Ankle Specialist

L. Nathan Gause, MD specializes in comprehensive care of the lower extremity, including the hip, knee, ankle and foot. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Gause completed foot and ankle fellowship training at the University of Tennessee.

Common Foot & Ankle Conditions

The MU Health Care orthopaedic physicians and surgeons at Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics commonly treat the following foot/ankle conditions and more:

  • Knee/ankle/foot arthritis
  • Fractures (hip/knee/ankle/foot) and dislocations
  • Tendon and ligament injuries of the leg/foot/ankle
  • Flatfoot deformities
  • Ankle sprains and instability
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Ankle and knee arthroscopy and replacements
  • Foot and ankle fusions
  • Achilles' tendinitis and tendon tears
  • ACL, PCL, MCL, and LCL tears of the knee ligaments

Quality & Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction ratings consistently exceed national and local averages – and as the only Northland hospital to receive an "A" safety grade four consecutive times from The Leapfrog Group. We are proud to be the highest-ranking hospital for safety in the Northland. We care deeply about delivering excellence in safety, outcomes and patient experience.

Liberty Hospital Orthopaedics

This is where better lives are set in motion.

Call for an appointment: 816.781.6066