Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon

Foot and Ankle Surgery at Hancock Orthopedics

Dr. Wil Adams is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon that practices at Hancock Orthopedics in Greenfield, IN. He specializes in Adult and Pediatric Reconstruction including Sports Medicine, but sees and treats a broad variety of pathologies. He is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Adams is a Surgeon, Educator, Orthopedic device consultant, and Researcher. He has performed over 5,000 procedures since he started in practice.
Dr. Adams and his Nurse Practitioner- Kelly Peasley, see patients on Tuesdays, and Thursdays. They treat both pediatric and adult patients, including sports injuries.

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Dr. Adams is an Indiana native. He attended Indiana University-Bloomington where he met his wife Allison. He got degrees in Nutrition Science, Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Adams then got his doctorate from Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine where he was a Dean’s List student. He then came back to Indianapolis to do his surgical residency, and was Chief resident at Community Health Network. He stayed in Indianapolis, and completed advanced training in a Fellowship focusing on Adult and Pediatric Reconstruction. During his Fellowship, Dr. Adams worked part-time for Hancock Orthopedics. He has remained there since.


Dr. Adams in the operating room

Dr. Adams enjoys teaching as he helps educate, and train the surgical residents at Community Health Network, and the Fellows at American Health Network. He actively participates in research, and peer reviewing for national journals.

He is also a consultant for orthopedic device companies where he is afforded the opportunity to help train, and design with other surgeons across the country.

When Dr. Adams is not practicing medicine he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, snow skiing, traveling, and riding single track on his dirt bike, or mountain bike.

Dr. Adams has special interests in the following areas:

Arthroscopic surgery
Minimally invasive calcaneal fracture repair
Flat foot reconstruction, Adult and Pediatric
Vitamin D, and its correlation with bone healing
Cartilage restoration for the Tibiotalar joint
Regenerative medicine
5th Metatarsal fractures
Non-union revision surgery

William J.E. Adams, DPM, FACFAS CV (pdf)


Is both a tightrope and screw overkill? Probably. However, I like this construct because the screw compresses first, then if it prematurely breaks the tightrope still holds the already purchased compression/stability the screw started with.

#MIS #anklebreaker #fracturedankle

Calc Fracture 🚨
38 yo male falls 17 ft from ladder working on his home.
Mini sinus tarsi open approach used. Nanoscope provides the visuals! @arthrexmeded

Not a finished result yet. Joint is back together though.

Happy New Year! Thanks to all for a great 2022.

Thanks to @extremitymedical for great metal

23 yo female came in last year with a bad Lisfranc fracture that she sustained at home, in a low energy twisting injury.

Pt followed up with us 18 months later complaining of hindfoot pain —she attributed to her Lisfranc injury.

After some discussion we regrettably informed her that her sinus tarsi syndrome was a result of her pes planus/flat foot deformity, and unrelated to her midfoot trauma. Thankfully her fusions healed well, and this area was asymptomatic on exam.

Arch supports and sinus tarsi injection was utilized to start….To be continued..

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Before & After Photos


Before and After correction of painful, arthritic bunion deformity

(Note: Skin color changes due to swelling)

Note: Your results may vary

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