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Is There a Poodle in the House? Dr. Shapiro was recently featured with his registered service poodle, Amos, in AAOS Now. Amos is a welcome sight to all patients and staff, often raising spirits and reducing stress. Click to read more about Amos' role at Savannah Othropaedic Foot and Ankle.      
Steve L. Shapiro M.D. Dr. Shapiro is a native of Washington, D.C. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Yale University and graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine with honors. Dr. Shapiro served an internship and a second year of general surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He trained at the Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston and completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Dallas at the University of Texas at Southwestern. Dr. Shapiro is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Active Member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He also is Assistant Editor of Foot & Ankle International.     
Is There a Poodle in the House? Dr. Shapiro was recently featured with his registered service poodle, Amos, in AAOS Now. Amos is a welcome sight to all patients and staff, often raising spirits and reducing stress. Click to read more about Amos' role at Savannah Othropaedic Foot and Ankle.      
Savannah Marketing Campaign Dr. Shapiro has launched a region wide advertising campaign. Let us know if you see one of our billboards around Savannah! 

Specialty Areas

nueroma

Morton's Neuroma

If you sometimes feel that you are "walking on a marble," and you have persistent pain in the ball of your foot, you may have a condition called Morton's neuroma. A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. Morton's neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes.


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Plantar

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

Heel pain is the most common foot and ankle problem patients experience.  Although there are many causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is by far the most common. Other heel disorders include stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, bone cysts and other tumors, and growth plate inflammation in children (Sever’s Disease).


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bunion

Bunion Surgery

A bunion is one problem that can develop due to hallux valgus, a foot deformity. The term "hallux valgus" is Latin and means a turning outward (valgus) of the big toe (hallux). The bone which joins the big toe, the first metatarsal, becomes prominent on the inner border of the foot. This bump is the bunion and is made up of bone and soft tissue.

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About Dr. Shapiro

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

For the past 20 years since completing my fellowship, I have dedicated myself to the art and science of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery.  It is now, with great pride and enthusiasm that I announce the opening of my new office, Savannah Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle, located at 6715 Forest Park Drive between Eisenhower Drive and Stephenson Avenue.  Conveniently situated in the heart of the Savannah medical community, our new building with its quiet neighborhood setting provides an ideal environment for the practice of advanced foot and ankle medicine and surgery.  Each patient will be treated as an individual and every effort will be made to achieve the best possible outcome.  I treat the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders in both children and adults, with a special focus on minimally invasive surgical approaches which allow patients to return as quickly as possible to their activities of daily living.

My friendly, talented staff and I will endeavor to provide that extra special touch your patients will appreciate.  Our office offers a contemporary, yet comfortable atmosphere, reminiscent of a bygone era.

I thank you for your confidence and support.  In the words of Francis Peabody in his classic article, “the secret of the care of the patients is in caring for the patients.”  In this spirit, I pledge my best for your patients.


With best regards,

Steven L. Shapiro, M.D.