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All About Platelet Rich Plasma, Regenerative Medicine for the Foot and Ankle

All About Platelet Rich Plasma, Regenerative Medicine for the Foot and Ankle

All About Platelet Rich Plasma Platelet Rich Plasma Basic Science: Platelets are basic cells in our bodies that produce special proteins called growth factors.  These growth factors are responsible for healing damage to tissues and wounds and clotting.  When there is an injury to part of the body the platelets will rush to the area of injury to begin the read more »

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Chronic Ankle Instability and Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment

Chronic Ankle Instability and Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment

Essential Insights and Treatment Options Ankle sprains represent the most common presenting orthopedic problem to emergency rooms.  Furthermore, since a sprained ankle is so common, it is often mistreated or treated at home without proper care resulting in chronic ankle instability and associated secondary ankle problems. Common Presenting Findings of Chronic Ankle Instability: Looseness with giving way or giving out read more »

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Our Laser Can Cure Your Toenail Fungus but How Do You Prevent Reinfection?

Our Laser Can Cure Your Toenail Fungus but How Do You Prevent Reinfection?

Improving Fungal Nail Laser Treatments. One of the newest treatments for toenail fungus is the anti-fungal laser.  The treatment is conducted in a doctor’s office with no local anesthetic. It requires about a year for the new nail to grow out.The treatment is designed to clear the nail after session, but most doctors recommend 1 treatment with a possible touch up procedure read more »

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Advancement in Great Toe Arthritis, Hallux Limitus and Hallux Rigidus

Advancement in Great Toe Arthritis, Hallux Limitus and Hallux Rigidus

Advancement in Treating Hallux Limitus/Rigidus & Arthritis of the Great Toe Joint There has been a great deal of advancement in the treatment of great toe arthritis also known as hallux limitus or hallux ridigus.  The terms commonly used are referring to the latin for limited to no motion which is the main complaint that patients will have when they 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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