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UFAI Blog: All our posts about Arthritis of the Foot, Ankle & Toe

Recent Improvements to Ankle Replacement Surgery Result in Higher Success Rates and Faster Recovery

Recent Improvements to Ankle Replacement Surgery Result in Higher Success Rates and Faster Recovery

Recent advancements in Ankle Replacement surgery has increased the success rates and significantly improved the surgical procedure. While earlier generation ankle replacement systems were effective, newer advances have dramatically improved the procedure. What’s New in the World of Ankle Replacement? A major advance in ankle replacement has been the use of pre-operative CT scans with the Wright Medical PROPHECY Guide. read more »

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UFAI Offers Monthly Free Seminar Series on Foot and Ankle Care

UFAI Offers Monthly Free Seminar Series on Foot and Ankle Care

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics.  The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Our next seminar is: Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement Bob Baravarian, read more »

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UFAI Offers Free Seminar on Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement

UFAI Offers Free Seminar on Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics. The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly. Space is limited and reservations are required.

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Heel and Ankle Pain, UFAI’s May Free Seminar!

Heel and Ankle Pain, UFAI’s May Free Seminar!

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics.  The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Our May Seminar: Heel and Ankle Pain

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Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement, UFAI’s Next Free Seminar!

Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement, UFAI’s Next Free Seminar!

University Foot and Ankle Institute in conjunction with UCLA is pleased to host an ongoing series of seminars featuring our own experts who present the latest information on a variety of foot and ankle topics.  The free, one-hour seminars are offered monthly.  Space is limited and reservations are required. Our March Seminar: Ankle Arthritis and Ankle Replacement Bob Baravarian, DPM, read more »

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Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

An most interesting case of mine involves a 69 year-old male who came to me four months after shattering his heel bone (or calcaneus).  He was trimming branches on a ladder about 6 feet high when he fell and landed right on his heel bone.  He went to urgent care, where x-rays were taken, revealing no obvious fracture.  He then read more »

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The One Surprising Cause of Arthritis – Ladies, Listen Up!

The One Surprising Cause of Arthritis – Ladies, Listen Up!

When you think of arthritis, what comes to mind? Many young people have the misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly or men and women who with their hands, turning wrenches, working in the garden, or doing needlework. But arthritis can actually affect joints outside of your hands, that’s why ankle, knee and hip replacements are so popular these days. read more »

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Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Overuse injuries of the foot and ankle It seems to be that time of year when people are becoming more active,engaging in sports and working hard to get in shape for the summer season.  In our California foot and ankle clinics, we have seen a recent increase in stress and overuse injuries over the last month or so, likely attributed read more »

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Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options: Ankle Fusion vs. Ankle Replacement

Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options: Ankle Fusion vs. Ankle Replacement

Ankle Fusion versus Ankle Replacement Ankle arthritis is a very common problem presenting to our California foot and ankle specialists.  Commonly, the problem is related to previous injury or trauma, but may also occur due to chronic overuse with age. And as we all live longer, we will be seeing an increase in the need to face the decision, “what read more »

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