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Surgical Site Infections: What You Need To Know

Surgical Site Infections: What You Need To Know

What is a surgical site infection? A surgical site infection (SSI) is a severe complication following a surgical procedure; as the name implies, it is an infection at the site of surgery. At the University Foot and Ankle Institute (UFAI), our podiatrists are vigilant regarding foot and ankle surgery postoperative care and infection control. While an infected surgical wound may read more »

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Bunion surgery gone wrong: what happens when your bunion surgery fails?

Bunion surgery gone wrong: what happens when your bunion surgery fails?

We understand that revision surgery is complicated, both medically and emotionally. The pain and wasted time and money resulting from a failed bunion surgery can be devastating for patients. At UFAI, we see a lot of failed bunion surgeries. In fact, correcting failed bunion surgeries accounts for about 30% of what we do. Bunion revision is really a completely different read more »

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New Treatment for Ankle Arthritis: Advanced Cartilage Replacement

New Treatment for Ankle Arthritis: Advanced Cartilage Replacement

Satisfactory treatment has long been available for early-stage ankle arthritis. And effective procedures, including ankle fusion and total ankle replacement, are available for end-stage ankle arthritis. But one of the last great barriers in the treatment of ankle arthritis has been how to handle moderate ankle arthritis. Until recently, some of the greatest podiatric challenges were moderate ankle arthritis cases. 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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