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MinVasive Bunionectomy™: The Ideal Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

MinVasive Bunionectomy™: The Ideal Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery can be a troubling and difficult procedure for some patients. It can also be a very smooth, easy and highly successful procedure for others. The question is how can we make each bunion surgery be the best possible procedure for all patients? Which bunion surgery is right for me? At University Foot and Ankle Institute, our foot and read more »

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Might Surgically Implanted Metal Screws and Pins Become a Thing of the Past? YES!

Might Surgically Implanted Metal Screws and Pins Become a Thing of the Past? YES!

Surgical correction of foot problems, like hammertoes and bunions, often requires using internal fixation devices like screws, pins, wires, rods, and rigid plates. Until recently, this hardware was made of metal alloys or stainless steel. In recent years, however, titanium became most surgeons’ metal of choice due to its high strength, versatility, and ability to resist corrosion. Are there side read more »

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UFAI Now Enrolling Patients for a Unique Bunion Clinical Trial in Los Angeles

UFAI Now Enrolling Patients for a Unique Bunion Clinical Trial in Los Angeles

We’re seeking patients with bunions for a non-surgical research study. You do not need to be a patient of UFAI to participate. There is no cost to participate in the study. Persons who participate in this clinical trial will be helping evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a study medication compared with placebo (no active ingredients). The medicine is given read more »

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Bunions vs. Big Toe Arthritis, What’s the Difference?

Bunions vs. Big Toe Arthritis, What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between a Bunion (Hallux Valgus) and Big Toe Arthritis (Hallux Limitus)? It is not at all unusual for patients to confuse bunions and big toe arthritis because both these conditions can cause pain and a bump and enlargement at the big toe joint. But they are actually very different conditions. While you can delay bunion treatment until read more »

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The 11 Most Common Foot Lumps and Bumps Explained and What You Can Do About Them

The 11 Most Common Foot Lumps and Bumps Explained and What You Can Do About Them

A surprisingly wide variety of lumps, bumps, and protrusions can afflict our feet. If you’ve got a bump on your foot, you may be wondering what the heck it is and how it got there. So we’ve put together an overview of the most common and interesting bumps (we’re foot doctors, so bumps on your feet are a big deal read more »

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“I Got A New Foot For My Birthday”: One Dancer’s Experience with a Bunionectomy and UFAI (video)

“I Got A New Foot For My Birthday”: One Dancer’s Experience with a Bunionectomy and UFAI (video)

When Jaime Dwight’s husband Steve complained of foot pain, she knew just what to do. “We thought it was a neuroma,” she said. Without wasting any time, she loaded him up into the car, and together they took the four hour drive down to the University Foot and Ankle Institute. It was a long stretch of road, but they knew read more »

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How to Choose Shoes That Won’t Make Your Bunions Mad (Even High Heels)!

How to Choose Shoes That Won’t Make Your Bunions Mad (Even High Heels)!

For centuries people have been wearing shoes for comfort and protection – and quite often they’ve been not so comfortable. High heels, we’re talking about you!   Women have willingly traded pain for glamour by choosing to wear high heels. The glamour: You become taller and your legs look longer and more graceful. The pain: You are 10 times more likely read more »

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