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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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UFAI in SportingNews: Kevin Durant may never be the same again (Achilles specialist says)

UFAI in SportingNews: Kevin Durant may never be the same again (Achilles specialist says)

Should Kevin Durant have been playing in last week’s championship game? What will his recovery be like and will he ever get back to 100%? In the wake of Durant’s devastating Achilles tendon injury last week, our experts were asked by several national media outlets to weigh-in on these questions and more… Should Kevin Durant have been playing in game 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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Cosmetic Foot Surgery is a Real Big Thing. But Should it Be?

Cosmetic Foot Surgery is a Real Big Thing. But Should it Be?

One aspect of Cinderella’s story has been significantly under-reported over the last few centuries is the Evil Stepmother loved cosmetic foot surgery. It all started the night of the Royal Ball when she saw Cinderella stumble through the front door, clutching a solitary glass slipper, leaving the other behind with the Prince. When the Evil Stepmother learned that the Prince read more »

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Flatfoot Reconstruction Is Best Option For Patients Of Any Age [New Study]

Flatfoot Reconstruction Is Best Option For Patients Of Any Age [New Study]

Look at the feet of a baby. We all begin life with tiny little Barney Rubble feet. Unfortunately, some of us revert to that condition as time and/or trauma affect our feet and make walking difficult. What is adult acquired flatfoot deformity? The feet of infants and toddlers start off flat as a board with no discernible bend in the read more »

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Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Tear Repair: why this is the best option.

Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Tear Repair: why this is the best option.

Minimally invasive techniques in foot and ankle surgery have gained popularity over the years. Although many times an open incision system is best, in the case of Achilles tendon tears, the best option truly is a minimally invasive system. The purpose of this article is to give greater detail to why a minimally invasive technique is best in our eyes. read more »

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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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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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Join UFAI at their Free Seminar Series on Foot and Ankle Care

Join UFAI at their 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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