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4 Reasons To Choose Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Dec 22nd, 2020

4 Reasons To Choose Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery Less Scarring, Better Appearance Traditional bunion surgery involves a large incision (5-10cm) on the top of the foot to gain access to the bone.  With MIS bunion surgery, only 1-2 tiny incisions (2mm) are made on the inside of the foot for...

Ankle Arthritis: Joint Replacement or Fusion? Dec 21st, 2020

Unlike hip and knee arthritis which occur from degenerative “wear and tear” as we age, ankle arthritis in most cases is post-traumatic, usually occurring 10-20 years after a previous injury; affecting people much sooner in life during their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  The pain, physical disability, and emotional changes that...

What is Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery, and is it right for me? Sep 17th, 2020

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery, or "MIS Bunion Surgery" was initially popular back in the mid 19th century.  However, enthusiasm quickly waned as early results showed less than favorable outcomes due to surgeon inexperience, and insufficient fixation.  The pendulum swung back toward the opposite direction, with surgeons instead using large 5-6cm...

Ankle Sprains and Instability Sep 10th, 2020

Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injury in the United States, with approximately 30,000 occurring each day; accounting for nearly 10% of all Emergency Room visits.  Usually, injury occurs as the foot rolls too far inward from a slightly flexed position, straining and tearing ligaments located on the outside...

COVID 19 Mar 17th, 2020

Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19) Q. What are coronaviruses?A: Coronaviruses are respiratory viruses named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus. These range from viruses that cause the common cold, to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The latest coronavirus from China is called Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This new coronavirus is different from the others...