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Diabetic Foot Wounds

Diabetic Foot Wounds

Diabetic Foot Wounds as Discussed by Podiatrist Dr. Sydney K. Yau, DPM In the United States, diabetes affects approximately 25.8 million people and up to 25% of those people develop a foot ulcer during their lifetime.  Diabetic wounds that are left  untreated may lead to an amputation.  In fact, one in five people with a diabetic ulcer may eventually require an read more »

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Kobe and Curry: Podiatrist Weigh In on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Kobe and Curry: Podiatrist Weigh In on Foot and Ankle Injuries

Kobe Continues to Recuperate, Curry Expected to Start After making three appearances in practice, five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant is not expected to start against the Golden State Warriors tonight. The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard is still adjusting to his Achilles injury. Though Bryant was medically cleared to play just a few days ago, he is still not 100 read more »

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Hammertoe Surgery and Reducing Infections

Hammertoe Surgery and Reducing Infections

Santa Monica Foot Surgeons Reduce Infections with Advanced Techniques for Hammertoe Surgery “Walking on pins and needles” may cause temporary pain, but walking on hammertoes can cause a much more serious type of foot pain. Untreated hammertoes can lead to deformities, ulcerations and activity limitations. Not only that, but hygiene is made more difficult for older patients suffering from hammertoes. read more »

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Best Los Angeles Ankle Surgeons Treat Ankle Arthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

Best Los Angeles Ankle Surgeons Treat Ankle Arthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

Best Los Angeles Ankle Surgeons use Stem Cell Treatment for Ankle Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease and affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive cartilage degeneration with functional loss of motion at a joint. Although osteoarthritis can affect any joint, it most often will affect the weightbearing joints read more »

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Revolutionary use of Platelet Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis

Revolutionary use of Platelet Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis

Platelet Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition of the heel. It is the most common diagnosed cause of heel pain. It will affect about 1 million people each year. Los Angeles Foot Surgeons have been using platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy as a means of heel pain treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis for the last 3 read more »

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Sesamoiditis and Sesamoid Fractures Treatment Options

Sesamoiditis and Sesamoid Fractures Treatment Options

Big Toe Pain: Sesamoid Pathology The sesamoids are two small round or oval bones situated in the thick soft tissue ligamentous plantar plate under the first metatarsaophalangeal (big toe) joint and provide attachments for multiple important ligaments and muscle-tendinous units that provide critical stability, strength, and function to the big toe during ambulation and propulsion. They fully ossify by the read more »

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