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Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

We treat all problems of the foot and ankle.

Podiatry Blog Posts

Ethical laser nail fungus treatment (and topical treatment for nail separation)

This week I turned down three patients for laser nail fungus treatment. That’s right, I told three people NOT to pay me $600 each, $1800! All three had separation of the nail form the nail bed soft tissue attachment. This causes the nail to look different in color in…

Hammertoe Surgery

Many people seek the help of their doctor in hopes of fixing their hammertoes. It is common for podiatrists to receive patients who want to do something about their “ugly toes.” In truth, hammertoes can also be quite uncomfortable when they lead to such thing as painful corns, calluses,…

Common misconceptions about foot surgery

While I was writing my last post on hammertoe surgery it occurred to me to write a post on common misconceptions of foot surgery. (Don’t feel like reading a long post? Skip to the last paragraph for a quick summary.) 1) The first one was one that I mentioned…

The Best Hammertoe Surgeon and Why

In my residency training I was very lucky to have a good friend who was a plastic surgery fellow. (Fellowship comes after residency in a doctor’s training, and is very specialized.) My friend taught me various plastic surgery procedures and tricks that I have applied to my foot surgery.…

What are Hammertoes? Prevention and Hammertoe Surgery.

Allow me to share some information in layman’s terms on hammertoes and  Hammertoe surgery. The four small toes on the foot are similar in composition to the fingers. Each of the small toes has three bones with joints in between. The toes form a joint, meeting in what is…

Keep your foot dry after surgery!

After foot surgery it is important to keep your foot dry. Depending on the procedure it is usually between two and four weeks. As a convenience for my patients, I dispense a device to keep the foot dry. It works very well in the shower. (click picture to enlarge)…

Case Study: severe bunion surgery opening base wedge osteotomy

I am going to start posting quick case studies of interesting foot surgery and other foot problems as they come in. These posts will be shorter than my more education posts and just present the complaint, physical findings, diagnosis and treatment. The first case study is a severe bunion.…

Bunion Surgery NYC – Video that explains bunion surgery in layman’s terms.

Hi again, I’ve been busy working on two blog posts.  One is now done and one is almost done.  Today I will post one of them: I’m proud of this project.  Below is a link (click on the picture) to a video I made that cleverly explains bunion surgery…

Congenital duplication of digit, webbed toes, Six toes or four toes, you decide

I had a very nice young lady come in with a complaint of bunion pain. Webbed Toes The interesting part of this case though, is not the bunion but a congenital abnormality she had.  She had webbing of her second and third toe with duplication of parts of the…

Foot Trauma, fracture of the interphalangeal joint of the great toe:

Today I’d like to tell you about a foot trauma case. A young lady presented to my office with a chief complaint of pain in her right great toe. She stated that two days prior she fell off her bicycle. She said the pain was not terrible however when…