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Advanced Ankle Treatment with Orthobiologics

Like everything else I have posted with these treatment infographics, if you or somebody you know is considering a PRP or stem cell procedure for their ankle, please make sure the clinic can do all of these injections in all of these areas. What percentage of clinics have these qualifications? Less than 1 in 100…read more

Living With a Subtalar Fusion: Do You Really Need Surgery?

On this page: What is the subtalar joint? What is subtalar arthritis? What is a subtalar fusion? Are ankle fusions successful? Can subtalar arthritis be treated without ankle fusion? Can you treat the subtalar joint with orthobiologics? How many patients can avoid a subtalar fusion? The subtalar joint is sort of the red-headed stepchild of…read more

Should You Get an Ankle Fusion?

Do you need an ankle fusion surgery? Ankle fusion has become a common surgical solution for ankle arthritis, but it’s obviously a big surgery with lots of things to consider before pulling the trigger. Let’s dig in. What Does Fusing the Ankle Mean? First, ankle fusions are typically performed for patients who have moderate to…read more

A New Ankle Surgery Alternative Interventional Orthopedics Style…

Knees and hips seem to be on everyone’s minds these days, but surgical alternatives are equally important for all joints. Interestingly, especially for ankles, as they carry the weight of those knees and hips and backs and shoulders and necks, and everything else above them. This is the story of unsuccessful and damaging surgeries, and…read more

Want to Shorten High Ankle Sprain Recovery Time? Get Your Platelets Injected for a Faster Recovery

High ankle sprain recovery time can be long because the ankle is often unstable. PRP or platelet rich plasma has been a hot topic in orthopedic care this past few years. While PRP has been shown to help tendonitis better than traditional steroid treatments, one big question was whether it could be used to get…read more

Deltoid Ligament Injury and Stem Cells: Understanding Biomechanics of the Ankle

SA is 55 yo WF from Washington state who was seen this morning for an ankle problem that began after a climbing fall last year. She had multiple ankle ligament sprains as well as bone chips floating around. After two surgical debridements (last surgery about 10 months ago), she’s not much better. As I have…read more
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