Midfoot Fracture Surgery

Midfoot Fracture Surgery

Whether you’re an avid athlete or simply had a trip and fall injury, breaking bones in your midfoot is painful. The thing is, this type of injury is sometimes overlooked by patients and shrugged off as only a sprain or strain. Read on to learn what a midfoot fracture is and how it’s treated: What is a midfoot fracture? A midfoot fracture, also known as a Lisfranc fracture, can happen if the bones in the midfoot of one or both feet are broken or when the ligaments are torn. The midfoot is what makes the arch for the forefoot (which...

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The Importance of Patient Information and Education Results in Providing a Better Experience

The Importance of Patient Information and Education Results in Providing a Better Experience

As many people know, the accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of disease are imperative for individuals who are seeking a high quality of life. However, many individuals have yet to recognize the integral role that being well-informed can play in improving health outcomes. Unfortunately, patient misunderstandings of conditions and lack of knowledge regarding proper care for specific illnesses can lead to non-compliance. When the doctor’s recommendations are disregarded, individuals can experience a wide range of unwanted outcomes. On the other hand, when individuals understand a disease clearly, they are much more likely to feel comfortable with the form and scope...

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Will Your Bones Heal Faster With Vitamin D Supplements?

Will Your Bones Heal Faster With Vitamin D Supplements?

Anyone who has ever dealt with a broken bone knows just how frustrating the healing process can be. It feels like it’s going to take forever each and every day as you go through the healing process. It’s not uncommon to look for a solution that will speed up the process to get your bone completely healed and back to normal. Some have been questioning the use of vitamin D in the process of bone healing and whether or not it can speed up the recovery process. What Is Vitamin D? Before you can understand whether or not vitamin D can help...

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When Does a Fracture NOT Require Surgery?

When Does a Fracture NOT Require Surgery?

Sometimes life happens, and a person sustains an injury to a bone. These injuries commonly result in fractures, which have varying degrees of severity depending on the type of fracture and even where the fracture occurred. When a bone is fractured or believed to be fractured, one should go to visit a doctor as soon as possible. This will help prevent more damage and allow the doctor to evaluate what treatments will need to be done to help the bone heal. Sometimes, that treatment can involve surgery. Ultimately, a fracture doctor, usually an orthopedist, wants to avoid surgery due to the...

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Do All Fractures Require Surgery?

Do All Fractures Require Surgery?

No! This is very important. Although our founder is an orthopedic surgeon expert in treating fractures, his primary goal is to manage fractures without surgery. There are many factors that are involved in deciding how to manage a fracture, some of which are listed below: + The bone or part of a bone involved + The amount of displacement + The involvement of a joint + Patient age, activity level, expectations + Patient preference The job of a good doctor is to consider all of these factors and present options, including risks and benefits,  to the patient so that a...

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Why Fracture Md? Why Experts?

Why Fracture Md? Why Experts?

Fractures are very complex injuries. All fractures are different, and therefore require individualized treatment plans depending upon many factors. Orthopedic surgeons are trained to treat all fractures. However, there are certain orthopedic surgeons that obtain advanced training and experience in treating fractures and devote the majority of their practice to treating fracture patients. This gives them a vast amount of experience in treating fractures and puts them in ana expert position to treat your fracture. Medicine is becoming much more specialized and FractureMD believes you should be seeing the expert for your fracture. The expert that has a vast amount...

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Is Fellowship Training And Board Certification All That Matters?

Is Fellowship Training And Board Certification All That Matters?

What Is Fellowship Training? To become an Orthopedic Surgeon requires a 5 year residency training. Most surgeons want to then specialize and become an expert in one particular area of orthopedic surgeon and will spend another year training under another expert in that particular area. This is called fellowship training. That year is spent with a recognized expert or many experts in your chosen field. The entire year exposes the surgeon to their chosen area of expertise and allows them to see a high volume of patients and surgeries. Fellowship training is not required and there are many stellar orthopedic...

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