Kenneth Hegewald, DPM FACFAS
Board-Certified, Fellowship Trained
Specialty: Foot and Ankle Surgery
Dr. Hegewald is a board-certified, fellowship trained podiatric foot and ankle surgeon. He completed his undergraduate education at Carroll College in Helena, MT and podiatric medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa. He then went on to complete his foot and ankle surgical residency with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Tacoma, WA.
Following residency he furthered his training by completing the esteemed Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship with Palo Alto Medical Foundation focused on trauma, reconstruction and total ankle replacement.
Dr. Hegewald comes to OSM with over five years of prior orthopedic foot and ankle experience treating year-round athletes in the Gorge where he worked out of Hood River, OR. He provides comprehensive foot and ankle care and offers a spectrum of advanced treatment options. He is board certified in foot, reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Hegewald enjoys kiteboarding, and skiing outside of work as well as spending time with his beautiful wife, son and daughter.
5-star Google Reviews
I broke my leg in four places. They called it a Pilon fracture and it was a limb threatening injury. From the first meeting with Dr. Hegewald things have gone on schedule and as planned. Although my situation was very complicated Dr. Hegewald explained to me very clearly what the procedure would entail. He assured me that he would have me walking again where as the first surgeon I saw said that I would never drive a car again. Dr. Hegewald showed incredible skill in putting my leg back together. Through the x-rays you can see how it’s incredibly straight. Both he and I were very happy with his work. His office and staff were incredibly professional. On every appointment it seemed to run very smooth. Never a long wait to see the doctor. With each visit I could feel my leg getting better and stronger. I couldn’t have had a better experience with such a horrific situation as I was in. A big thankyou to Dr. Hegewald and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone who’s suffered a leg or foot fracture. Thanks again Dr. Hegewald you did an excellent job in helping me get back to my active life.
Dr Hegewald did an awesome job of repairing my ankle! I only have small scar of only one inch or so!! He was easily accessible by text! It was so helpful to be able to talk to him about the healing process, and what I could do. I was able to text him from our vacation in Phoenix to see if I could go into the public pool while my ankle was healing! His team is awesome too! Katie is so friendly!
I cannot thank Dr Kenneth Hegewald enough for performing ankle surgery December 2021. I kept having pesky ankle pain and had torn my tendon 5 times prior and had severe ankle instability. He thoroughly listed to my issues and we came up with a surgical game plan for the best outcome. I wasn’t even thinking about returning to the sport I love, running, but 9 months later post op, I’m back to running. Pain free! If anyone is having recurrent ankle issues or any ankle issues, I highly recommend Dr Hegewald. I even drive an hour each way to see him, and it was worth it.
I was a patient of Dr Hegewald when he was working in The Dalles. Its definitely worth the time to go to portland and see him at his new office to get the expertise treatment and surgery if needed on foot. He cares about his patients and will listens to you.
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency
Silicon Valley Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Yucatan Peninsula Crippled Children’s Project- Cruz Roja Mexicana Hospital de Ortopedia-Merida, Mexico (11/13/12-11/18/12)
Yucatan Peninsula Crippled Children’s Project- Cruz Roja Mexicana Hospital de Ortopedia-Merida, Mexico (04/22/13-04/28/13)
- Surgical missions for pediatric limb deformity correction.
Fellow – American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Diplomate – American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Research and Publications
Popliteal Blocks for Foot and Ankle Surgery: Success Rate and Contributing Factors-. [53 (2014) pp. 176-178 ]. J Foot and Ankle Surg].
Combined Internal and External Fixation for Diabetic Charcot Reconstruction: A Retrospective Case Series.. [J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Jul 15. pii: S1067-2516(15)00179-9. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2015.04.016]
A Minimally Invasive Approach to Achilles Tendon Pathology55(2015) pp 166-168. J Foot Ankle Surg. http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2015.08.001
DiNucci K., Hegewald K. (2019) Flexor to Extensor Tendon Transfers. In: Cook E., CookJ. (eds) Hammertoes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16552-3_15