Fractures / Broken Bones


    Fractured or broken bones require medical attention for proper treatment and healing.

    Foot and Ankle Clinic

    The Division of Orthopedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Clinic offers full service care, including reconstructive foot surgery and treatment for post-traumatic injuries. Many patients are referred to the clinic by primary physicians from throughout Illinois.

    Our team of foot and ankle surgeons specialize in treating conditions ranging from ingrown toenails and plantar fasciitis to diabetic foot wounds and traumatic injury.   

    Total ankle replacement shows increasing promise in treating severe ankle problems. While total joint replacement surgery has been effective for treating arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder, until recently, total ankle replacements were less common. As the procedure gains popularity in the U.S. to treat patients with painful and disabling ankle arthritis, new techniques lessen the healing process and patients recapture lost mobility.

    Our doctors


    Youssef El Bitar, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Wendy Gerger, OTR/L

    Hand Therapist
    747 N. Rutledge St. 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301

    Norman Otsuka, MD

    Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Floor 3 Springfield, IL 62702

    Elisabeth Robinson, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon - Adults and Children Orthopedic Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.