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Dr. Michael Downey’s passion is to provide personalized high-quality care to patients in all stages of life. He is a devoted surgeon who believes in working together with his patients to improve their health for all lower extremity musculoskeletal needs. Dr. Downey is triple board certified and offers the highest quality surgical treatments in the Fort Worth, Southlake, and surrounding areas. Click on the below tabs to know more about his services.

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Michael W. Downey, DPM, FACFASBoard Certified, Fellowship TrainedTrauma & Reconstructive Foot/Ankle Surgeon

Michael W. Downey

Dr. Michael Downey’s passion is to provide personalized high-quality care to patients in all stages of life. He is a devoted surgeon who believes in working together with his patients to improve their health for all lower extremity musculoskeletal needs. Dr. Downey trusts in a comprehensive dedicated approach to achieve the best outcomes. He is skilled in the latest surgical techniques to provide full function and pain relief. While he enjoys the challenge and reward of all surgical approaches, he firmly believes in an initial stepwise conservative method prior to surgical fixation.

  • InternalBrace Ligament Augmentation
  • Move Wright - Total Ankle Replacement
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgicare - Oakmont
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital Fort Worth
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Trophy Club
  • Baylor Scott & White Surgicare - Grapevine
  • Texas Health Resources North Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
  • Ankle joint replacement, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to relieve pain and immobility due to severe end-stage arthritis that has not responded to non-surgical treatments. The goal of ankle joint replacement surgery is to eliminate your pain and increase the mobility of your ankle joint.

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  • Dr. Downey is one of the premier minimally invasive surgeons in this area. He has extensive training on minimally invasive surgery and he also is involved heavily with education regarding minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Downey has been listed on bunionpain.com the patient portal in order to help patients locate surgeons skilled in the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques.

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Patient Reviews
  • So, almost a year after i had my broken ankle, my son fell and broke his almost the same way. The ER was suggesting a surgeon but my son remembered Dr. Downey did a great job on my ankle and wanted h...
  • I fell and broke my ankle a year ago and a clinic thought it was just a sprain. After huge swelling I went to my podiatrist who saw the breaks and after working 4 weeks to reduce the massive swelling...
  • Dr. Downey and his staff are all rockstars in my book ! Very down to earth and very caring for the patient to make sure one is taken care of. I would recommend Dr. Downey to anyone looking for help as...
  • I met Dr. Downey due to my first orthopedic surgeon moved from the metroplex. Let me say, I did like him a lot! But, honestly now I can see it was a blessing in disguise. When my first Dr. left I was...
  • I was sent to Dr Downey for a second opinion. The first doctor I saw basically told me to do some therapy and it would be ok. I knew there was more to my ankle injury then that I heard a loud pop when...
Recognitions Recognitions

FORT WORTH MAGAZINE Top Doctor 2022 Read More

PRESENTATIONS/ Publication
  • Ankle Internal Brace Repair, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples, FL – 10/2020

  • Acute Deltoid Injuries, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples, FL – 10/2020

  • Forefoot Internal Brace Repair, Arthrex Surgical Symposium III, Naples, FL – 10/2020

Benefits of Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an arthroscope, a small, soft, flexible tube with a light and video camera at the end, is inserted into the ankle joint to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions.

  • Smaller Incisions
  • Minimal Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Less Post-operative Pain
  • Less Risk of Infections
  • Quicker Recovery

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