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The Architect & His Tools: How Weight-Bearing 3D CT Technology Revolutionizes Foot & Ankle Surgical Planning

The Architect & His Tools: How Weight-Bearing 3D CT Technology Revolutionizes Foot & Ankle Surgical Planning

Imagine a complex structure, composed of multiple moving parts controlled by a network of pulleys and levers. Imagine this structure can withstand high pressures and weight levels, without failure throughout its lifetime. This type of structure comes in many diverse shapes and sizes, and can take many different mechanical forms. What did you see? If you said the human foot, 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: Heel and Ankle Pain

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Dr. Bob Baravarian Leads Surgical Training

Dr. Bob Baravarian Leads Surgical Training

Dr. Baravarian has been busier than ever over the past few weeks, leading surgical trainings in both New Orleans and Beverly Hills for around 150 surgeons from across the globe. The trainings were held by Stryker, one of the top medical technology companies in the world. They develop state-of-the-art orthopedic products and introduce new surgical techniques that make “recovery simpler, read more »

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Four Ways to Beat Big Toe Arthritis

Four Ways to Beat Big Toe Arthritis

If your big toe is achy or stiff, swelling, or spurring, you might be suffering from Big Toe Arthritis – a condition that can keep even the sprightliest souls in the old rocker. Also known as “hallux rigidus,” big toe arthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis in the foot. Why? Well, arthritis occurs when the cartilage read more »

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Minimally Invasive Approach to Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Minimally Invasive Approach to Achilles Tendon Ruptures

If you follow sports, you have an idea of the level of impact a ruptured Achilles tendon can have. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers tore his Achilles tendon in April of 2013 and didn’t return to playing until 8 months later. Some top-level athletes never returned to the same level of performance after this same injury including Isiah read more »

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Advances in Achilles Tendon Tear Repair

Advances in Achilles Tendon Tear Repair

Advancement in Achilles Tendon Tear and Achilles Rupture Care The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body but it is also the one that is most commonly injured.  In this article we discuss the anatomy of the Achilles tendon as well as give an overview on Achilles tendon ruptures. Achilles Tendon Anatomy The Achilles tendon is approximately 15 read more »

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