Podiatry at Aestique Surgical Center in Greensburg, PA, is a specialized medical service dedicated to treating and preventing diseases and disorders of the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. Our skilled podiatrists are equipped to handle a variety of foot and ankle issues, from simple to complex. Whether you are suffering from bunions, ankle pain, or more advanced conditions like plantar fasciitis, our team is here to provide effective, personalized care.
Typically, the time frame for seeing results varies according to the severity of the condition. However, many patients report relief and improvement after just one visit. With consistent follow-up and care, results can last long-term, ensuring your feet remain healthy and pain-free. Don’t let foot pain hold you back; schedule your appointment at Aestique Surgical Center today.
Tenotomy, percutaneous, Achilles tendon
Resection, condyle(s), distal end of phalanx, each toe
The physician treats a bunion of the foot with an osteotomy, a cut in the first metatarsal bone. The bony eminence, or bunion, is removed from the first metatarsal head. The physician cuts through the bone, performing the desired osteotomy. Fixation devices may hold the bone fragments in position. The wound is closed in layers after thorough irrigation.
A procedure to correct the poor alignment of the big toe involves making a dorsomedial incision and removing a portion of the metatarsal bone. Wires are used to reattach the bone in its corrected alignment and the incision is closed with sutures. Weight-bearing is protected for several weeks.
Endoscopic plantar fasciotomy
The physician performs a minimally invasive procedure called plantar fasciotomy to release the plantar fascia in the foot using an endoscope. Small incisions are made for the endoscope, followed by one or more transverse divisions of the plantar fascia. Finally, the wound is closed with sutures.
Our Podiatry Specialists
Dr. Shawn Echard
Dr. Shawn Echard is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Podiatry and is the owner of Laurel Podiatry Associates, LLC. He specializes in a variety of treatments for the feet, toes and ankles, with special emphasis on diabetic foot care and limb salvage.
He received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1994.
Dr. Echard obtained his degree and performed his residency at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.
In 1996, Dr. Echard began his private practice with offices now in Greensburg, Somerset and Mt. Pleasant. He is a member of the American Podiatric Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is also on the speaker’s bureau for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and performs utilization reviews for several carriers.
Todd Cindric, DPM, FACFAS – Podiatry
Todd Cindric, DPM, FACFAS – Podiatry Dr. Todd Cindric is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Podiatry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. He performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident from 2003-2004. Dr. Cindric has assisted and performed over 1000 advanced surgical procedures in various specialties including orthopedic, vascular, general, and plastic surgery. He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. He is in practice with his wife, Dr. Cherrie Cindric at their office, Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care LLC with locations in both Greensburg and Irwin.