Walter C. Hembree, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery. He sees patients at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, MedStar Harbor Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Hembree’s treatment philosophy is to assist patients in making informed, evidence-based decisions about their care, and to only use surgery as a last resort option. His clinical interests include total ankle replacement; foot and ankle sports injuries, trauma, and arthritis; flatfoot deformity; and forefoot and bunion surgery. He is excited to return to a research-driven academic program after previously practicing in South Carolina.
Dr. Hembree is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
There are 26 bones in the foot. These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones. Pain, swelling, redness, and…Read More »
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can cause pain and stiffness in any joint in the body, and is common in the small joints of ankle. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, many…Read More »
A broken or fractured ankle can range from a simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking, to several fractures, which may force your ankle so out of place that you cannot put weight on it….Read More »
Ankle synovitis is a condition in which the soft tissue lining of the ankle joint, called the synovial tissue, becomes inflamed. This causes pain and swelling. It can be the result of injury or overuse. Inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis) and…Read More »