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Foot And Ankle Surgery



It is that time again. Time to resolve to continue good practices, change an undesired behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve one's life. Time to declare a New Year's resolution. For years I've done this and have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what I should do. I can't say I have always lived up to my resolutions, but I repeat the process each year. This year, it was easy for me. I didn't have to think too hard about it. With my co-conspirator Dr Michael Dujela, I was at all costs to launch the first combined AO / ACFAS Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Course for DPMs. A venture that is a first of its kind. A collaboration of 2 educational powerhouses the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation), commonly referred to as the AO and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), to improve performance through education, and thereby to optimize surgical skills of the foot and ankle.




Foot and Ankle Surgery


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Foot and Ankle Surgery is essential reading for everyone interested in the foot and ankle and its disorders. The approach is broad and includes all aspects of the subject from basic science to clinical management. Problems of both children and adults are included, as is trauma and chronic disease. Foot and Ankle Surgery is the official journal of European Foot and Ankle Society.


The aims of this journal are to promote the art and science of ankle and foot surgery, to publish peer-reviewed research articles, to provide regular reviews by acknowledged experts on common problems, and to provide a forum for discussion with letters to the Editors. Reviews of books are also published. Papers are invited for possible publication in Foot and Ankle Surgery on the understanding that the material has not been published elsewhere or accepted for publication in another journal and does not infringe prior copyright.The papers published in Foot and Ankle Surgery are indexed/abstracted in: the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, EMBASE, EMCARE, Pascal, Scopus, MEDLINE and Mosby's Nursing Index.


Surgery may be used to address a variety of foot and ankle conditions frombunions to tendon tears and severe arthritis. Typically, foot and anklesurgery is considered only after nonsurgical treatments have been attemptedwithout the desired result. However, certain conditions, especially acuteinjuries such as ankle fractures, may require immediate surgery.


There are numerous surgical procedures that can be used to treat foot andankle conditions. Depending on the type of condition, the goal of thesurgery may be to align broken bones, fuse painful joints, remove overgrowntissue or repair a torn ligament or tendon. In cases of significant damageand severe pain in the ankle joint, total ankle replacement may berecommended.


When you have problems with your foot or ankle, you need to turn to a specialist who listens and responds ... an experienced doctor still young enough to be innovative who knows the field and can effectively diagnose and treat your needs ... a friendly physician who counsels you on the best ways to maintain and improve your health. Our staff meet all these criteria. Plus, you benefit from a dedicated team of trained professionals who give you the individualized attention you deserve.


Dr. Brandon James was born and raised in Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and he graduated from Scholl College/Chicago Medical School with his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his foot and ankle reconstructive and trauma surgical residency and served as chief resident at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, Michigan.


Dr. Sarah James graduated from Scholl College/Chicago Medical School with her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. She completed her foot and ankle reconstructive and diabetic limb salvage residency at St.John Providence in Southfield, Michigan.


The experienced podiatry team at New Age Foot & Ankle, established in 2002, is committed to providing you with the highest quality medical and surgical treatments for foot and ankle injuries and disorders. The team of board-certified podiatrists strive to make every visit to their Richmond and Farmville, Virginia, offices simple, easy, and effective.


The professional team customizes treatment for common foot concerns like bunions, flat foot, and hammertoes. If you have ankle pain or Achilles tendon problems, the podiatrists offer comprehensive evaluations and treatment to help you literally get back on your feet again. You also benefit from ankle sprain treatments that ensure you thoroughly heal and are less likely to experience a recurrence.


The practice welcomes patients suffering issues like fungal toenails or ingrown toenails. They also offer the most advanced techniques possible when it comes to foot and ankle surgery. If you have arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, or a foot injury, they provide innovative MLS laser therapy to reduce inflammation and pain in your feet.


The muscles in your lower leg are attached to bones in your feet by tendons, and they control movement that allows us to stand, walk, go on tiptoes and jump. These muscles move your toes and control the position of your foot as it hits the ground, allowing it to become flexible and cushioning the impact. They also make the arches of your feet more rigid to push your body forward when you move.


Your heel bone is connected to the calf muscles in your lower leg by your Achilles tendon, which is the most important tendon for movement. The tibialis posterior tendon, which attaches the underside of your foot to your lower leg, helps supports the arch of your foot and allows you to turn it inward.


Versus Arthritis have recently awarded a grant for the OARS study, which will assess the major factors that predict what patients think (patient-reported outcome) in the first year after total ankle replacement.


The tibialis posterior is a muscle that supports the shape of your instep arch. The tendon that connects this muscle to the bone can become inflamed, leading to pain and swelling on the inside of your ankle. Continual swelling can start to cause the tendon to weaken, which can lead to a flatfooted look.


The plantar fascia is a tough band of fibrous tissue that starts at your heel bone and stretches across the sole of your foot to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation at the site where the fascia attaches under your heel. Very rarely, bad cases may need surgery to release the plantar fascia from the heel bone.


Before your surgery, your doctor or nurse will check your general health and give you information about preparing for surgery. Ask about any possible changes to your medication and any other questions you may have.


This study will also examine the relative costs and benefits of surgery. To collect this information, the researchers will use a newly developed questionnaire called patient-reported outcome measure, or PROM, on 600 people who have undergone ankle replacement surgery. This study will allow a greater understanding of who might benefit most from total ankle replacement for severe ankle disease.


We treat conditions including heel pain and plantar fasciitis, arch pain, bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, tendinitis, fractures and sprains of the foot and ankle. We also specialize in surgical and non surgical treatment of diabetic problems affecting the foot including diabetic ulcers and Charcot foot. We provide custom orthotics and shoes.


The foot is comprised of an intricate network of bones, tendons and ligaments that support our body weight throughout each day. As such, injuries to the foot are common and range in complexity, from bunions and hammertoes to chronic arthritis and fractures.


The ankle is a sensitive joint in the body and can be easily injured. Non-surgical treatment methods can be effective in treating mild injuries, but when an ankle injury is severe, such as with a ligament tear of fracture, surgery may be necessary.


No matter what level of athlete or fitness enthusiast you are, injuries to the foot and ankle are common when engaging in sports or recreational activities. When an injury affects your performance, our sports medicine specialists will get you back in the game.Read MoreMeet Our StaffOur foot and ankle surgeons have extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and ankle disorders. Let us help you get moving again.


Maine Medical Partners - Sports Medicine, Division of Trauma & Fracture Care specializes in foot and ankle surgery. Our highly-skilled surgeons treat all problems affecting the lower extremity, from the knee to the tips of the toes, including:


Our daily dependence on our feet and ankles means minor problems can have a major impact on quality of life. The Foot and Ankle Surgery division specializes in diagnosis and treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from sports injuries to trauma to degenerative disease related to the foot and ankle in both adults and children.


Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery offers comprehensive care, treating all lower limb conditions under one roof but in three convenient locations: Burbank, Santa Clarita, and Northridge, California. The experienced podiatrists take pride in giving every patient their individual attention as they provide customized care that preserves foot health and function.


They offer advanced foot care for every type of foot condition, from acute fractures to chronic arthritis, ankle and foot sprains, ligament and tendon injuries, reconstruction of congenital and acquired foot and ankle deformities. The podiatric surgeons at Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery perform the most complex total ankle and total Talus replacements and routinely revise failed procedures performed elsewhere. They treat bunions and hammertoes, neuromas and plantar fasciitis. The podiatric physicians and surgeons at Los Angeles Institute of Foot and Ankle Surgery are experts in limb preservation. They also perform routine diabetic and geriatric foot care for corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, and plantar warts. 041b061a72


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