Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth. Major birth defects are abnormalities that lead to developmental or physical disabilities or require medical or surgical treatment. There are more than 4,000 different known birth defects, ranging from minor to serious, and although many can be treated or cured, they’re the leading cause of death in the first year of life. According to the March of Dimes, about 150,000 babies are born with birth defects each year in the United States. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says that 3 out of every 100 babies born in the United States have some kind of major birth defect. Birth defects can be caused by genetic, environmental, or unknown factors. For most birth defects, the cause is believed to be an interaction of a number of genetic and environmental factors.
Highlands Foot & Ankle is dedicated to provide the highest quality medical and surgical treatment for disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Our philosophy to ensure cutting edge knowledge and accelerate diversification with compassion and care is heavily based on tomorrow’s technologies. Our doctors are devoted to furthering their education their education and are always researching new and better techniques and equipment to ensure that the patients at Highlands Foot & Ankle have the best possible medical care.
The success of our practice is attributed not only to the friendliness and excellence of our doctors and staff, but to their approach towards teamwork and treating patients of all ages as we welcome them into the family of Highlands Foot & Ankle.